Discuss the Nevada process of civil commitment, review the legalities and intricacies of the Legal 2000 (involuntary hold) committable and non-committable patients. Includes case reviews
Dr. Lesley Dickson/Dr. Jonathan Wirjo
This event offers
1.0 CEU credit
CE accredited by CE accredited by Nevada State Board of Nursing Provider Number NV000620.
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Learning Objectives – Discuss the Nevada process of civil commitment, review the legalities and intricacies of the Legal 2000 (involuntary hold) committable and non-committable patients. Includes case reviews and opportunity for Q&A.
Who Should Attend – All APRN’s and RN’s who encounter patients with a potential mental health crisis (everyone….). All are encouraged to attend as APRN’s and RN’s are often the first line evaluators of patients experiencing mental health crisis in all settings. Please review your scope of practice through the State Board of Nursing relative to the legal hold process, specifically releasing legal holds. This event does not automatically qualify you to release legal holds if it is not within your scope of practice. All scope of practice issues and questions should be directed to the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Lesley Dickson, MD, FAPM, LFAPA, attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where she also completed a residency in psychiatry. She is ABPN board certified in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. She has served on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, New York University and UNSOM and is presently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Touro University and Roseman University. She worked as an inpatient psychiatrist for VA Hospitals in New York City and Las Vegas. She is currently the Las Vegas Medical Director for the Center for Behavioral Health which operates opiate substitution programs. Dr. Dickson is a Past President of the Nevada Psychiatric Association and is now the Executive Director. She has also served as a Trustee of Clark County Medical Association and on several committees of the Nevada State Medical Association.