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Mental Health: the Legal Issues Tutorial

Mental Health: the Legal Issues Tutorial

This PowerPoint tutorial discusses the legal issues of Mental Health in healthcare.  According to the website, "After reviewing the tutorial, the learner will be able to: ¤List the different procedures for detaining or admitting someone for mental health treatment. ¤Describe the basic due process requirements for involuntarily detaining or admitting someone. ¤Articulate the rules for consent to treatment in a mental health setting. ¤Describe the duty to warn third parties of an actual, viable threat of physical harm from a patient. ¤Understand the scope of the duty to prevent a patient from self-inflicting harm." One can also use the accompanying Fact Sheet found at: http://www.utmem.edu/Medicine/legaledu/UT/factsheets/MentalHealth.pdf

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