Forensic issues are becoming central to psychiatric practice across systems. Psychiatrists need to be aware of, and prepared for, forensic issues in general psychiatric practice. Forensic issues in psychiatry are critical considerations in Minnesota's mental health system as funding is limited, resources are stretched, and the pressure to serve increasing numbers of individuals needing psychiatric care grows. Forensic issues connect health care, policy, and corrections, each potentially profoundly impacting the other both for the individual and the system. By attending this program, learners will explore these contemporary issues in forensic psychiatry, and acquire knowledge to apply in practice.
8:00 -8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 am Then, Now and Then: Forensic Psychiatry in Minnesota
Chinmoy Gulrajani, MD, FAPA
9:00-10:00 am Issues around Recreational Marijuana – Lessons Learned in Colorado
Patrick Fox, MD
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am Tragedy as Opportunity: Reforming Mental Health in the Wake of the Aurora Theater Shooting
Patrick Fox, MD
11:15 am -12:15 pm DCT – Providing Care in a Changing Landscape
KyleeAnn Stevens, MD, FAPA
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm Duty to warn vs. Privilege: Finding the right balance in high risk patients
Lyuba Megits, MD; Rana Elmaghraby MD
2:15-3:15 pm Staff Assaults: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Considerations
Matthew Kruse, MD
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Telepsychiatry: Managing Potential Pitfalls to Minimize Practitioner Risk
Michael Farnsworth, MD, DFAPA
4:30-5:00 pm Planning Psychiatry’s Future in Minnesota
Roger Meyer, Melissa Martinez-Sones
Educational Objectives - At the end of the educational activity, the learner will be able to:
- Review the history and evolution of forensic psychiatry in Minnesota
- Understand the complexity of legalizing recreational marijuana, with particular focus on regulatory structure and how recreational marijuana legalization affects a state's existing medical marijuana policies and laws.
- List ways to advocate for and implement a preventive rather than a reflexive approach to mental health policy change Learn about trends in forensic admissions across the country, and Minnesota's work to meet the need
- Learn about trends in forensic admissions across the country, and Minnesota's work to meet the need.
- Understand legal / ethical duties surrounding disclosure of patient information in high-risk cases.
- Identify and mitigate legal risks around the practice of telepsychiatry.
- Explore opportunities and pathways for strengthening Minnesota psychiatry
Who Should Attend
This educational activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, social workers, physician assistants, registered nurses, advance practice nurses, and clinic administrators, lawyers, and judges.
Minnesota Psychiatric Society Fall Scientific Meeting
Contemporary Issues in Forensic Psychiatry in Minnesota
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