Compliance with and Understanding Maine’s Duty to Warn Law
This module is intended to address the Duty to Warn law provisions under Maine Public Law Chapter 317. At the end of this module, users should have an understanding of the Maine law and administrative rules pertaining to that all requirements of the Act have been met when complying with the duty to warn or “take reasonable precautions” to provide protection from a client’s violent behavior. This module will identify strategies, best practices and resources for complying with the requirements of this law.
This module is self-paced and available to any user that registers with the Qualidigm Learning Lab. The estimated time to complete is approximately 60 minutes. This module will be eligible to grant 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit.
The module will contain multiple sub-sections or units and will contain various elements, including hyperlinks to readings and web resources, video lessons, case study activities and pre-and post-assessments needed for CME accreditation.
Duration & Fee: FREE for Maine Clinicians
CME Credits Offered: 1
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hours
(note: the module is divided into short digestible units [10-20 mins] which can be completed in small increments)
Computer with Internet connection
The quiz tool within the online modules are not fully compatible with smartphones or tablets. In order to avoid issues, such as answers not being recorded, we recommend using a computer to complete the pre- and post-assessments.
Assessment and Grading:
This learning module begins with a Pre-Assessment that will assess your knowledge and allow you to gauge your baseline understanding of the topics to be covered. Your pre-assessment score will not count toward your overall grade. At the end of the module, there is a Post-Assessment that will determine your final grade. A comparison of your Pre-Assessment score and Post-Assessment score will help to assess how much knowledge you’ve gained. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Assessment. Your score must be 75% or better in order to receive a certificate for CME credit. Please complete the evaluation survey at the conclusion of the learning module.
To Obtain CME Credits:
- Complete the entire learning module.
- Complete the Pre-Assessment, Post Assessment, and Evaluation Survey at the end of the module.
- You must earn a score of 75% or higher on the Post-Assessment in order to qualify for CME credits. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Assessment.
- After confirming that the entire learning module is complete and you have received a score of 75% or higher on the Post-Assessment, a generic certificate of completion will be displayed and available for you for download.
- The official CME Documentation Form will be available to download from within the evaluation survey, after you answer all the questions and enter in your contact information.
- The module will contain seven sub-sections or units and will contain various elements, including hyperlinks to readings and web resources, video lessons, case study activities and pre-and post-assessments needed for CME accreditation.
Table of Contents:
- Understanding Chapter 317: An Act to Impose on Mental Health Professionals a Duty to Warn and Protect
- Understanding of the definition of to warn or “take reasonable precautions” to provide protection from a client’s violent behavior.
- Understanding of the ways in which a medical provider, healthcare practitioners may discharge the duty to warn and protect
- Course Evaluation
At the end of this module, participants will:
- Understand the basic elements of the Duty to Warn/Protect in Maine.
- Learn the basics of assessment for specific cases, risk of harm to others, and suicidal risk.
- Understand the options to manage cases of Duty to Warn/Protect, including consultation/support.
Carlyle Voss, MD
Andrew MacLean, JD
Kayla Cole, CSP-SM
Funding: This module is made possible by the generous support and funding from our partners at the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine.