Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 22: Web - Civil Commitment Laws and Population Health

The role that civil commitment and involuntary hospitalization have played in providing mental health care has changed markedly since the middle of the 20th century. All 50 states and the District of Columbia now regulate civil commitment laws that govern how and when an individual may be committed to a psychiatric facility without their consent. This webinar will explore civil commitment law through a public health lens, explaining why civil commitment is needed and where it comes from, the legal background and variations in civil commitment law and practice today, and the science and scientific challenges faced in practice. It will consider these issues as they relate to current national discussions of mental illness and violence, civil liberties, and an improved health care delivery system.
Civil Commitment Laws and Population Health
Thursday, January 22, 2014
1:00pm - 2:30pm (ET)
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  • Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D., Duke University (Moderator)
  • Richard Bonnie, LL.B., University of Virginia School of Law
  • John Monahan, Ph.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • ASLME : American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
  • Network for Public Health Law
  • Public Health Law Research
You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states. ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. Past ASLME webcasts have received credit in states such as Washington.
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