Legal Updates and Mandatory Reporting Training

July 15, 2022

Online Live Webinar: Real-Time, Interactive Training

Reduce Your Legal Liability:

Morning Session:

Updates to Laws and Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

Understanding Mandatory Reporting

Afternoon Session:

& Duty to Warn for Mental Health Professionals

MORNING SESSION DETAILS

Date: Friday, July 15, 2022

Time: Sign-In/Doors Open: 8:30am Eastern Time – Workshop: 8:45am-12:00pm ET

CE Credits: 3.0 ETHICS Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Valid for: 

  • Maryland CEU Institute is an approved provider through the ASWB ACE approved provider program.

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)

  • DC Social Work CE Credits 

AFTERNOON SESSION DETAILS

Date: Friday, July 15, 2022

Time: Sign-In/Doors Open: 12:30pm Eastern Time – Workshop: 12:45pm-4:00pm ET

CE Credits: 3.0 ETHICS Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Valid for: 

  • Maryland CEU Institute is an approved provider through the ASWB ACE approved provider program.

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)

  • DC Social Work CE Credits 

See below for credit details
PRICING AND REGISTRATION

Half Day - Morning or Afternoon Cost (includes 6.0 ETHICS CE Credits):

$69 early registration through July 8

$79 after July 8, 2022

$59 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

 

Full Day - Cost (includes 6.0 ETHICS CE  Credits):

$129 early registration through July 8

$149 after July 8, 2022

$115 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

Registration: Registration closes 1 hour prior to the training. Participants may register online (click Register Now below to visit the Group Registration Page for group of 3+) or by Mail.

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive Webinar via Zoom – Category I CE Credits for Maryland Social Workers (same as in-person!)

Register for the morning, afternoon, or full day!

Presenter
Richard Bloch, JD
Expert in mental health professionals laws, regulations, and ethics.
General Counsel to the Maryland Psychological Association since 1979

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Richard Bloch is President of Shiling, Bloch & Hirsch, P.A. and has been in private practice in Maryland since 1972.  He received his B.A. from the George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.  He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  His practice focuses primarily on health law, representation of healthcare providers before the Boards of Examiners, general business law, estate planning and administration, and civil litigation.  He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Baltimore County Bar Association.  Mr. Bloch has been General Counsel to the Maryland Psychological Association since 1979.  He has written numerous articles and lectures frequently on legal and ethical issues pertaining to the practice of mental health.

Reduce Your Legal Liability:

Morning Session:

Updates to Laws and Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

The workshop will provide an overview of current legal and ethical issues impacting the practice of mental health, including confidentiality, records, tele-health, boundaries and courts. We will discuss the updated and new provisions of the Maryland and Federal laws and regulations applicable to mental health providers, and the statutory and association ethical codes. We will review issues relating to clinical practice, including informed consent, interacting with clients, avoiding inappropriate and/or unintended consequences. and the role of the practitioner in the court system. The session will also discuss planning for retirement, emergencies, and death.

Course Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals
MORNING COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the training attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize legal and ethical issues relating to mental health practice.

  • Explain the analytical processes that must be followed in resolving ethical issues.

  • Describe the mental health practitioner’s obligations regarding informed consent and disclosing potential conflicts to the client.

  • Recognize the expanded Minor’s Consent to Treatment law.

  • Explain the mental health practitioner’s role in responding to subpoenas and in court proceedings.

  • Understand the limitations and requirements for tele-mental health practice.

COURSE AGENDA
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Understanding Mandatory Reporting

Afternoon Session:

& Duty to Warn for Mental Health Professionals

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

This workshop will provide an overview of current legal and ethical issues relating to the Maryland and Federal laws and regulations relating to mandated reporting of child and vulnerable adult abuse and neglect, and laws pertaining to the Duty to Warn. This workshop will review the provisions of these laws, the impact on confidentiality and clinical issues. The workshop will look at the limitations of the scope of these laws and the analysis necessary to determine if an event falls within the exceptions set forth. We will also discuss the consequences of failing to report.

Course Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals
AFTERNOON COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the training attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the definitions and provisions in the abuse/neglect reporting laws.

  • Recognize when a reportable incident of abuse or neglect has occurred.

  • Identify where and how to report an incident.

  • Identify where and how to report an incident that occurred out of state.

  • Explain the requirements for reporting an incident.

  • Explain the consequences of failing to report.

  • Explain the duty to warn and the statutory elements for immunity.

COURSE AGENDA
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CE CREDIT INFO

Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2022 – 05/04/2023. Social workers completing each of the above courses receive 3.0 ethics continuing education credits.

STATE BOARDS ACCEPTING OUR ASWB ACE PROVIDER STATUS

Alabama Social Workers

Alaska Social Workers
Arizona Social Workers

Arkansas Social Workers
California Social Workers

Colorado Social Workers

Connecticut Social Workers

District of Columbia Social Workers

Delaware Social Workers
Florida Social Workers

Georgia Social Workers

Hawaii Social Workers
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Louisiana Social Workers

Maine Social Workers
Maryland Social Workers

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Minnesota Social Workers

Mississippi Social Workers

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Nevada Social Workers
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North Carolina Social Workers

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Oregon Social Workers

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Rhode Island Social Workers

South Carolina Social Workers

South Dakota Social Workers

Tennessee Social Workers

Texas Social Workers

Utah Social Workers

Vermont Social Workers

Virginia Social Workers

Washington Social Workers

West Virginia Social Workers*

Wisconsin Social Workers

Wyoming Social Workers

  • New Jersey accepts only individual approved courses/conferences (see more information under Maryland Social Work Accreditation)

  • New York does not accept ASWB ACE provider or course/conference approval.

  • *West Virginia accepts ACE providers and courses for programs offered outside the state or through distance learning.

ADDITIONAL CE ACCREDITATION

3.0 Ethics Category I Maryland Social Work CE Credits

(for each of the above courses)

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits.

MD Social Work Credits are also accepted for: 
Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
Maryland Licensed Psychologists
Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Maryland Addictions Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.

*New Jersey regulations state that credits are accepted for attendance at programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states: one credit for each hour of attendance. Additional information can be found here. Chapter 13:44G-6.4 C11

DISCLAIMER

PLEASE NOTE: Even when a social work board accepts courses offering ASWB ACE credit, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please send us an email at info@maryalndceu.com or complete our Contact Us form. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.


Minimum System requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • A computer or device to watch AND listen to the training as well as type questions or responses into the Zoom chat function (view full list of compatible devices and supported operating systems

Strongly Recommended: 

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.

Course Completion Requirements:

To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:

  1. Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).

  2. Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).

  3. Attend training in full and participate.

  4. Complete separate Virtual Sign-Out Sheet/Evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom with 15 minute timeframe to begin or complete eval).

 

If all of the above criteria are met your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days of training completion. If above criteria are not yet you may have credits deducted or may be unable to receive any credits. See Terms of Service for full details.

Refund and Cancellations:
To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

Accommodations:
Please email info@marylandceu.com or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form
OR

Emailing concerns to info@marylandceu.com
 

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.