Education That Elevates Psychiatric Care

Legal Issues Handout

Topics Covered:
1. Patient Rights (inc. right to refuse treatment and right to least restrictive
measures)
2. HIPAA and Confidentiality
3. Duty to Warn/Tarasoff Rule
4. Involuntary Commitment
5. Voluntary Commitment
6. Nursing Malpractice (inc. tort, assault, battery, sentinel events)
7. Documentation
8. Psychiatric Advance Directives
9. Obligation to Report
10. Sexual Harassment (inc. stalking, rape)

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Topics Covered:
1. Patient Rights (inc. right to refuse treatment and right to least restrictive
measures)
2. HIPAA and Confidentiality
3. Duty to Warn/Tarasoff Rule
4. Involuntary Commitment
5. Voluntary Commitment
6. Nursing Malpractice (inc. tort, assault, battery, sentinel events)
7. Documentation
8. Psychiatric Advance Directives
9. Obligation to Report
10. Sexual Harassment (inc. stalking, rape)