Join us for our next Clinical Grand Rounds featuring Dr. Jack Rozel, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Law, and Director of resolve Crisis Services. In July, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the Maas v. UPMC case. In this case, a patient murdered a woman who lived five doors down a hallway from him after making a series of vague threats – including, at one point, “a neighbor” – but never identifying a target in any way. The Supreme Court ruled that the entire floor, if not the entire apartment building, should have been warned and identified that, in certain circumstances, entire groups may need to be warned if specifically targeted individuals cannot be personally identified. Maas has expanded mental health professionals’ duties to third parties with little guidance on how such duties (and liabilities) may be limited. Dr. Rozel will explore the newly enumerated duty in the context of Emerich, Tarasoff, and HIPAA.
Date & Time. October 30, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Learning Objectives. At the end of this lecture participants will be able to:
Contrast duties to protect and duties to warn
Describe the essential criteria of duties to third parties in Pennsylvania as enumerated in under Emerich and Maas
Distinguish liability related to disclosure of information and harm by a third party
Identify three resources to help with clinical decision making when faced by cases with violence risk
The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
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