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VHHA Program – EMTALA: Navigating Behavioral Health and the Opioid Crisis

HDJN attorneys Mary Malone, Jerry Canaan, and Clay Landa have partnered with the Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation (VHREF) for the in-person program EMTALA: Navigating Behavioral Health and the Opioid Crisis.

This program will examine the various challenges related to the growing number of behavioral health patients in hospital emergency departments (EDs). Presenters will discuss the concerns with ensuring EMTALA obligations when treating behavioral health patients; specifically at the behavioral health condition of substance abuse and opioid addiction in connection with EMTALA for hospitals and physicians treating this population in the ED. Our experts will present recommendations for handling substance abuse addictions and drug seeking behaviors and the effect the drug seeking population has on EDs. You will learn strategies to reduce inherent liability risks including use of pain agreements, managing prescription length, and checking the state Prescription Monitoring Program.

September 22, 2016
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 203
Richmond, VA 24445

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Mary C. Malone
Mary C. Malone
Gerald C. Canaan
Gerald C. Canaan