December 12, 2018N/A
Featured Speaker: Susan Stefan, Nationally Recognized Author,
Professor and Expert on Behavioral Health Law
Susan Stefan is a nationally known scholar and litigator on behalf of people with psychiatric disabilities. She was a senior staff attorney at the Center for Public Representation in Newton, Massachusetts, where she directed the Center’s Emergency Department Project, focused on improving the treatment of people with mental health issues in emergency departments. She has written four books and numerous articles about legal and policy issues involving people with psychiatric disabilities. Her most recent book is Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law (Oxford University Press 2016). Prof. Stefan has worked as an expert for the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, the Institute of Medicine, the Joint Commission, and Amnesty International. She also wrote Emergency Department Treatment of the Psychiatric Patient: Policy Issues and Legal Requirements (American Psychology-Law Society Series)
Prior to working for the Center for Public Representation, Prof. Stefan was a law professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where she taught disability law and mental health law. Throughout her career, she has litigated a number of Americans with Disabilities Act cases, received numerous advocacy and teaching awards, and has testified as an expert witness in several federal court cases.
Prof. Stefan will provide a superb discussion of legal issues in dealing with people with behavioral health problems in Emergency Departments as a part of this IBHI sponsored seminar on Dec 12.
Special one-day program offered by the Institute for Behavioral Healthcare Improvement in conjunction with the National Update on Behavioral Emergencies 9th annual conference Dec, 12-14. Learn more about the full NUBE program and register .
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