Protecting Your Patients: Mandatory Reporting
There is an ethical and legal responsibility for healthcare practitioners to report certain things. While each state may mandate different things, especially for acupuncturists, there are several areas covered by mandatory reporting laws including diseases, child and elder abuse, and suicide and harm to others. This course looks at the roles and responsibilities of acupuncturists and how to proceed with a report. It will also answer questions such as: Are there any risks to reporting? Can my patients sue me? What if I am wrong? If you are in practice and see any children, elderly, or potentially mentally ill, this course is incredibly important, not only to protect yourself, but to protect your patients.
A participant in this course will be able to:
- Appraise the risk factors and necessity for mandatory reporting
- Understand the rationale and responsibilities of healthcare providers in regard to mandatory reporting
- Classify the different types of mandatory reporting
This is California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 distance education course. For NCCAOM, this course is a 1 hour safety PDA. This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM for 1 hour of continuing education and PDAs. For further information, please contact Integrative Medicine Council, CAB CEU Provider #1349, NCCAOM PDA Provider #166669 at DrGreg@integrativemedicinecouncil.org or (619) 881-0029.
Refund Policy: This course may be downloaded as soon as purchased and therefore no refunds are possible.