The workshop will focus on what you should do when involved in litigation as a witness, documentation, the role of the mental health provider in the court system, responding to subpoenas, and testifying at depositions and in court. The session will review the laws and rules applicable to court proceedings, including an explanation of the different types of subpoenas, the requirements for requesting mental health information, the timeframes required for notifying a witness to appear for a deposition or for court, and/or when documents are to be produced. There will be a discussion of the role of the mental health provider, confidentiality laws, the limitations on testifying, and whether the witness is a fact or expert witness.
-Describe the laws and rules applicable to subpoenas issued in Maryland and what requirements must be met before disclosure of mental health information
-Summarize the limits on confidentiality at depositions and in court
-Discuss the limitations on disclosure of records of minors
-Discuss documentation and your records
Presenter: Richard Block, JD, President of Shilling, Block and Hirsch, P.A. Richard 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 lectures frequently and has written numerous articles on legal and ethical issues pertaining to mental health law and ethics.
3 CEU Credits, Category I, ETHICS CEUs
Fee: $70.00 before September 15, 2016
$75.00 after September 15, 2016