Law & Ethics: Informed Consent
Last Friday Of the Month Professional Training Series
Facilitator: Bill Tarkanian, B.A., J.D., L.A.A.D.C.
Director of Program Development, Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA)
WHAT IS “INFORMED CONSENT” and WHY DOES IT MATTER? Participants in this training will learn about the importance of disclosing to participants, at intake, the following: An SUD Diagnosis; the full Continuum of Care (Inpatient, Residential, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Recovery Support Services and Withdrawal Management Services); the definition and application of “Medical Necessity” as it relates to placement, duration of care and transitioning through multiple levels of care; the different modalities of Treatment; the availability and viability of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT); the avail- ability of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services; the funding sources for treatment; L.A. County’s Patient Hand- book; Privacy and Patient Confidentiality; Program Rules and grounds for discharge from treatment; and the importance of patient preference and patient-centered treatment.