Events and Education
HOW TO GET HELP FOR YOUR PATIENT WHO DOESN'T WANT IT: PROCESS AND LAW OF INVOLUNTARY PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION AND TREATMENT IN ARIZONA (Check Back for On-Demand Webinar To Be Available Soon)
Court-ordered evaluation or court-ordered treatment (assisted outpatient treatment) is a complicated topic in which the medical and legal communities each play a role. In order for a psychiatrist practicing in Arizona to effectively protect the patient and others at a time when he or she may not be capable of appropriate decision-making, having the knowledge of Arizona law and its processes necessary to interpret the appropriate course of action and apply the same is essential.
Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) has been shown to reduce hospitalization, arrest and incarceration, homelessness and violent acts associated with mental illness. Due to strict legal criteria, AOT participants typically represent far less than .05% of a state’s population. Yet, on any given day, they are the people most at risk to be in a hospital, ER, on the streets or behind bars.
Carol Kline Olson, MD, DFAPA, Chair of the Departments of Psychiatry at Valleywise Behavioral Health and Creighton School of Medicine, Phoenix
Josh Mozell, JD, Senior Partner, Law Firm of Frazer, Ryan, Goldberg & Arnold, L.L.P; and Immediate Past Chair, Mental Health America of Arizona
Continuing Education Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the Arizona Psychiatric Society. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
Josh Mozell, JD and Carol K. Olson, MD, DFAPA report no financial relationships with commercial interests.Gretchen Alexander, MD, FAPA reports a financial interest in LB Pharmaceuticals. The remainder of the planners for this activity report no financial relationships with commercial interests.