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Presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Mental Health Law

As an attorney working in the mental health law arena, you need to stay up to date on the legislative and procedural changes taking place throughout Illinois. Don’t miss this opportunity to examine basic mental health issues and explore the new developments in this field. Mental health lawyers, disability law practitioners, family law attorneys, and those working in the health care industry attending this seminar will better understand:
  • The clinical and legal definitions of "mental illness";
  • How the proposed changes to the MHDD Confidentiality Act work with the Health Information Exchange and HIPPA;
  • How specific litigation has impacted mental health law in Illinois;
  • The nuances of access to care and access to medication under a modified Medicaid plan and "Obama Care"; 
  • The ethical issues that can arise during a mental health law case, including the protection of  mental health records; and
  • Much more!

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Terrie A. Rymer, Attorney at Law, Oak Park
Program Information
Date Presented:
May 17, 2013 8:50 AM Central
Length:
3 hours, 55 minutes
ISBA Member Price:
$82.00
Non-Member Price:
$176.00
In or Out: Update on Civil Commitment and Forced Treatment
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Join us for a discussion that examines the changes in practice, procedure, and proof in light of the 2010 amendments to the commitment standard, and also provides an update on recent commitment and treatment decisions. 

Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.25
Speaker Information
Richard Beulow   [ view bio ]
Barbara Goeben   [ view bio ]
Andreas M. Liewald   [ view bio ]
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ISBA Member Price:$37.50
Non-Member Price:$62.50
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ISBA Member Price:$37.50
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ISBA Member Price:$37.50
Non-Member Price:$62.50
View from the Psychiatrist's Chair: Clinical and Legal Definitions of Mental Illness
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

This comprehensive overview offers a clinical look at mental illness from the perspective of two psychiatrists. Topics include: how mental illness is identified in the "Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition" (DSM-5) and the relationship of clinical criteria to various statutory definitions.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 0.50
Speaker Information
Dr. Jacqueline Landess M.D., J.D.   [ view bio ]
Dr. Alexis Mermigas M.D.   [ view bio ]
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ISBA Member Price:$15.00
Non-Member Price:$25.00
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ISBA Member Price:$15.00
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Non-Member Price:$25.00
Shhh! Protecting Mental Health Records: How Much Protection and to What End?
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

This panel presentation discusses the proposed changes to the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD) Confidentiality Act that are necessary for alignment with the Health Information Exchange and HIPPA, as well as the ethical and substantive issues that can arise when protecting mental health records.
Approved Credit for Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 1.25
Speaker Information
Mark A. Chudzinski   [ view bio ]
Mark B. Epstein   [ view bio ]
Joseph T. Monahan   [ view bio ]
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ISBA Member Price:$37.50
Non-Member Price:$62.50
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Non-Member Price:$62.50
CD-ROM (Win)
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Non-Member Price:$62.50
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Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 3.50
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