Ins and Outs of Court Testimony for Mental Health Providers
This workshop will provide education for mental health providers on navigating the legal system when they are subpoenaed to testify in court. Specifically, they will learn more about the legal system, how to prepare for testimony, how to be a good witness, learn their rights as witnesses, and how to protect themselves and their institution from a risk management perspective.
This activity is free of charge however if you wish to receive credit the cost is $25.00, choose the "Credit processing" option at the bottom of the page. In addition a $2.50 processing fee will be assessed for those requesting credit. All fees ~ or ~ zero balance will be reflected on your final total upon check-out.
Mental health providers in the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Division and Children's Community Services Division. This program is not open to the public.
- Define terms related to the legal system such as subpoena vs court order and fact vs expert witness
- Understand how to prepare for a court appearance and be a credible witness
- Know the legal rights you have as a witness
Stephen Frew, JD is the current Vice President of Risk and Compliance Consultant for Johnson Insurance, an insurance agency based in Madison, WI, providing consulting services to medical professionals and healthcare facilities. Services are available to both those insured through the Johnson agency and nationally as an independent service. Consulting services are provided on a comprehensive basis with emphasis on onsite services for risk management issues, operations, and compliance issues, including EMTALA, policy and procedure development, quality standards, credentialing, medical staff, transactions, HIPAA privacy and security, accreditation standards, and loss history repositioning for improved access and affordability to malpractice insurance. He is retired from a General legal practice with emphasis on health law since 1971.
Janet Dixon, JD – is currently the director of corporate risk management for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Wayne J.Marik, JD, is currently a Reserve Circuit Court Judge in Racine County after serving as a Circuit Court Judge for 20 years. During his service, he was the chair of the Wisconsin Judicial Council and the chair of the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee for the state. He is a graduate of Marquette University and Marquette University Law School where he received the Ray J. Aiken Award in Civil Procedure.
Stephen Frew, JD, has the following financial disclosure: Salary, Johnson Insurance Services, LLC, Vice President of Risk and Compliance Consultant
- 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 3.50 APAAPA credit.
- 3.50 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.