Legal Issues in Managing the Mentally Ill Behind Bars – Recorded on July 20, 2021

Correctional health care professionals have duties and loyalties that arise by oath, by law, and by contract. Patient lawsuits frequently put these duties and loyalties into conflict. This presentation identifies the most prevalent ethical challenges that arise in the context of lawsuits and offers practical approaches and solutions. The aim is to equip professionals with the tools to identify, address and resolve the myriad ethical challenges associated with patient lawsuits.

Educational Objectives

• Review federal and state laws governing involuntary medication and hospitalization

• Compare the role of physicians in determining capacity to the court's function of ruling on competency

• Explore when a healthcare guardian is needed and how to obtain one when no family members volunteer


Ms. Deana Johnson, JD is the General Counsel for MHM/Centurion. Prior to taking this position, Ms. Johnson spent 20 years in the representation of correctional medical providers. Ms. Johnson is an active participant in NCCHC. She regularly lectures at seminars and publishes in journals and magazines, including CorrectCare and CorrDocs.

Webinar Fee:

$70 ($60 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.50 hours for ACCME, ADA, ANCC, APA, CCHP and NASW. Please email to receive a copy of the presentation slides.

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When and Where
  • 5/13/2022 6:00 AM CDT
  • 12/31/2023 11:59 PM CST
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL