Menta Health Academy: Mental Health Law-Jackson
Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Mental Health America is the nation’s oldest and largest mental health advocacy organization. This forum brings together mental health, social service, long-term care, and public safety practitioners, along with several esteemed members of the Tennessee Bar to discuss aspects of mental health law and the role of the State mental health justice system in assuring that mental health concerns are understood & addressed:
- When is Drug Court an alternative to incarceration?
- How is elder law distinct from other life care planning?
- What are the necessary TennCare changes I need to know about?
- How has TennCare been impacted by CHOICES, ACA, and other legislation?
Seminar Agenda (6 hours of coursework):
8:30-9:30am Drug Court Update
9:30-10:30am Ethics: Rights & Accommodations
10:45-11:45am Elder Law Overview
1:00-2:00pm TennCare Updates
2:15-3:15pm Special Needs Trusts
3:15-4:15pm Advocating for Family Members
Registration includes CEUs and Lunch
6 CLEs (5.0 Gen & 1.0 Dual) pre-approved for attorneys thanks to the TN Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.
6 CEUspre-approved for nurses thanks to UT Martin College of Nursing.
6 CEUs pre-approved for social workers thanks to NASW-TN.
6 CEUs pre-approvedfor LPCs thanks to TLPCA.
6 CEUs pre-approved for ACLF/RHA administrators.
6 CEUs pre-approved for Mediators: 3 hours TN family law and 3 hours general continuing education.
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for professionals needing contact hours.
For complete seminar details, view the seminar brochure here.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs, Rolling Hills Hospital, and Vista Points.
When & Where
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community for 65 years. Our mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.
Over the years, MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. We share our message of hope for mental wellness to tens of thousands of individuals annually.
By being a frontline resource for the community, MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.