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A Development Counts Community Event at Ridgeview – Smyrna

The Ethical Use of 1013’s in the State of Georgia 

The purpose of this presentation is to inform and address mental health therapists in the state of Georgia about the proper use and intent of the 1013 form (a legal process), which is used to authorize the involuntary transportation of individuals with mental health emergencies (those who have intent to harm themselves or others) to emergency receiving facilities. It will also address the ethical dilemmas inherent in the process of assessing individuals including requests from family and other collaterals as well as the challenges involving access to resources for the person who will be re-assessed at the receiving facility.

  • Review the relevant documents and forms and their language (1013s, 1014s, etc.)
  • Review the legal rights people have as it relates to voluntary and involuntary placement in hospitals for mental health crisis stabilization
  • Focus on effective and ethical assessment of risk factors (low, medium and high risk)
  • Discuss the ethical pitfalls and challenges involved in the entire process from the client/patient and their family to the assessor/clinician and the emergency receiving facility
  • Discuss the collaborative approach to suicide intervention
CEs: 5 ethics hours
Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: $100.00
Location: Ridgeview’s Professional Building North, 3995 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, Georgia, 30080

Register for The Ethical Use of 1013’s in the State of Georgia – October 4, 2019