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Ethics and Obligations of Mandatory Reporting & Duty to Warn for Maryland and DC Mental Health Professionals

Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

This workshop will provide an overview of current legal and ethical issues relating to the Maryland, D.C. 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.

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"Reduce Your Legal Liability: Updates to Laws and Ethics for Maryland and DC Mental Health Professionals"


About the Course

June 23, 2023


Live Real-Time Interactive Webinar

12:45PM-4:00PM ET

Credit Hours - Details Below

3.0 Ethics Live Interactive CE Credit Hours


$69 Morning Only/$129 Full Day through 6/16/23

$79 Morning Only/$149 Full Day after 6/16/23

$59 Morning/$115 Full Day/person for Groups 3+

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Target Audience

Maryland and/or DC licensed mental health professionals including social workers, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, addiction counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Course Level


Course Instructor

Richard Bloch, JD

Richard Bloch, JD
Richard Bloch, JD

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.

Course Objectives

  • 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.

After attending this training, participants will be able to...

Course Agenda

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