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The Curbside Consult: Medico-Legal Considerations of a Vital Clinical Practice
Brian C Smith, MD
Medical Director of Hospital-Based Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
At the end of this Grand Rounds lecture, attendees will be able to:
- Know the legal definition of a curbside consult.
- Understand the bedrock legal protections provided to curbside consultants.
- Discriminate between malpractice for curbside consults vs ‘formal’ consults.
The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.
All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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