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Webinar on The Drunk, High, or otherwise Impaired Health Care Practitioner: What can be done to Help

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Overview

Overview: Health care practitioners and other licensed professionals work in today's diverse, fast-changing, multidisciplinary environment. All licensed professions have higher rates of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and mental health issues. Yet each individual profession has a unique, though similar, state laws which govern how state licensing agencies take action against the professional so as to protect the public.

The state's authority and power over licensed professionals often presents challenges to the impaired practitioner that are not easy to navigate.

All licensed professionals must adhere to standards of state law which govern their professional practices and include prohibitions for impaired practice - even impairment along that is apart from any direct professional harm. Complaints that are received and investigated by a state agency leave the licensed professional with an uncertain process to handle the state action against them. Coupled with numerous related consequences, such as loss of employment, family issues and divorce, and criminal actions, the licensed professional must handle all these challenges successfully. 

Learn to identify and understand varying state laws that apply to allow disciplinary action against the licensed professional, both immediately and temporarily, and those which are permanent and final.

Review the most common successful elements of the rehabilitation of the licensed professional faced with the deadly consequences of addiction. Compare and contrast regulatory laws and due process requirements for state action.

This allows the licensed professional to avoid career-ending sanctions and to defend successfully against legal actions which may result in ruinous practice and career consequences for the professional.

This program offers an objective, thorough review of laws which apply to the impaired licensed professional. 

Why should you attend: Health care practitioners are faced with a higher lifetime risk of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and mental health issues. Varying state laws govern the legal grounds for which the state may take disciplinary action to revoke or suspend a professional license for impairment issues. An impaired practitioner lives in fear of losing their license and their livelihood.

What laws may trap the impaired professional? Erase the uncertainty and doubt by knowing the applicable laws and sanctioning remedies for mental health practitioners who face the medical disease of addiction. Learn about rehabilitation of the impaired professional and licensure implications for the health care practitioner.

This continuing education webinar will explore the legal requirements for the rehabilitation of the impaired professional with a focus on licensure implications for the health care practitioner. Those participating in this webinar will learn practical tips about how to avoid legal liability and threat to the practice of the impaired mental health practitioner via the successful rehabilitation of the practitioner. 

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Identify the medical model of addiction as a disease
  • Describe the varying state laws which allow disciplinary action for impairment issues
  • Review the most common legal elements to a successful rehabilitation program for the impaired professional
  • Compare and contrast regulatory laws and that mandate due process for the impaired professionals license to practice
  • Provide practical tips about how to avoid career-ending disciplinary sanctions for the impaired professional


Who Will Benefit: 

  • Individual Mental Health Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Professional Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Health Care Attorneys
  • Corporate Counsel in Health Care
  • University Faculty in Allied Health Care

Speaker Profile 
Mark Brengelman became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professional law. He represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney. 

Mark retired from state government in the summer of 2012. Also in 2012, he became certified as a hearing officer. He then opened his own law practice to focus on government services and consulting, continuing education, and the representation of health care practitioners before licensure boards and in other professional regulatory matters. 

Expanding his health law experience, he was a registered legislative agent (lobbyist) for the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors for the successful passage of Senate Bill 61 passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by the Governor into law on April 9, 2014. 

Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over a dozen national and state organizations including the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute. 

He is the founding presenter for "Navigating Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals," a continuing education training approved by five Kentucky mental health licensure boards, which was presented at Midway College with a licensed clinical social worker in 2013 and 2014. 

Since October 2013, Mark has practiced law with the firm of Hazelrigg & Cox, LLP, as partner - an established law firm tracing its history in Frankfort, Kentucky, over one hundred years.

 

Price : $139.00


Contact Info:

MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
support@mentorhealth.com
Event Link: http://bit.ly/The-Drunk-High-or-otherwise-Impaired-HealthCare-Practitioner
http://www.mentorhealth.com/

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