Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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Jersey Shore University Medical Center 
Lance Auditorium
1945 Route 33
Neptune, NJ 07753

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Jennifer Contorno, Member Services Coordinator 
New Jersey Psychiatric Association 

NJPA's 2019 Practice Management Conference
View From the Jury Box: Clark vs. Stover
A Psychiatric Malpractice Trial

Program Overview
Be a member of our “jury” in a unique, multi-media mock trial event, illustrating the relationship between the legal system, psychiatric malpractice, and risk management.  You will resolve a psychiatric malpractice lawsuit and discover risk management strategies to help you stay out of the courtroom.

Educational Objectives
After attending this live seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the medical malpractice litigation process and the roles of expert witnesses in medical malpractice litigation.
  • Integrate decision-making process into documentation.Incorporate a formal suicide risk assessment tool.
  • Determine when to communicate with the family of a suicidal patient, even if the patient forbids such communication.
  • Evaluate the evidence presented in the mock trial to determine the verdict in a psychiatric malpractice case involving a patient suicide.
Conference Agenda
Registration Continental Breakfast

The Trial Begins

10:15 - 10:30am

The Trial Concludes With the Jury Vote

Charles David Cash, JD, LLM, ARM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management

Charles David Cash joined PRMS in 2001 after serving as an assistant public defender for several years in the Mental Health Division of Maryland's Public Defender Office. He provided trial consultation and representation in cases involving significant mental health issues and represented clients in civil commitment proceedings. Mr. Cash also worked as a paramedic on the critical care transportation team of a major hospital. Mr. Cash has been responsible for educating professionals on a variety of mental healthcare topics, including training defense attorneys to represent developmentally disabled clients.

As PRMS Assistant Vice President, Risk Management, Mr. Cash supports psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals in their professional liability risk reduction efforts. He provides advice to clients through the Risk Management Consultation Service. Mr. Cash speaks nationally on risk management and insurance topics and coordinates educational presentations.

Mr. Cash received his Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Health Services Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac College School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Health Law degree from DePaul University School of Law. He is also an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) through the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Accreditation Statement
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS, Inc.) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
Professional Risk Management Services, Inc. (PRMS, Inc.) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation
Physicians must attend the live activity and complete a Post Activity Learning Assessment Tool and Credit Application form in order to receive a Credit Certificate.