Professional Licensure Discussed

On January 25, 2012, Anne-Jo Pennock McTague presented a seminar to the Albany Chapter of the American Psychiatric Association on the topics of Preventing Malpractice Claims and Licensure Iissues, in Albany. The malpractice portion covered the legal process, the most common causes of action against psychiatrists, protective measures to either prevent suits or make them easier for counsel and experts to defend.

Also discussed were the Administrative Agencies which regulate licensure ; and the investigations of the State Health and Education Departments after a complaint is made. Included in this portion of the presentation were ways to protect your license, the definition of Professional Misconduct, Unprofessional Conduct and likely scenarios and sanctions and penalties.