October 18th, 2013:   HAS BEEN CANCELED 

The Ohio Behavioral Health Law Conference scheduled for October 18th has been Canceled.  No reschedule date is available at this time.  If you have already registered,  you should receive an automantic refund from our event handler, EventBrite.com. 


The Ohio Behavioral Health Law Conference provides a comprehensive overview of the latest legal and statutory developments and issues involved in behavioral health law and treatment. This conference is designed to provide conference participants with the tools necessary to advise and assist behavioral health clients and behavioral health professionals and organizations providing behavioral health services. The daylong conference offers four plenary sessions and 15 afternoon workshops addressing the legal and clinical interface of issues in behavioral health treatment and their application to behavioral health treatment and practice, client rights, court-ordered treatment, healthcare decision making, confidentiality and the duty to warn, disclose and protect.


Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board for Montgomery County (ADAMHS Board)


Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Probate Court Sinclair Community College University of Dayton School of Law Wright State University School of Professional Psychology Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry


The Wright State University School of Professional Psychology (WSU-SOPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The APA guidelines state that a participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late or leave no more than 10 minutes early to receive credit for a program. As an APA-Approved Sponsor, WSU-SOPP adheres to this guideline.

This conference offers:

7.0 CE credits for psychologists. No partial credit will be given.

6.5 hours of RCHs and CEUs for counselors, social workers, and chemical dependency professionals, in co-sponsorship with Nova House Behavioral Health.

 6.5 CLE General Hours

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Wright State University (WSU) and the Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board for Montgomery County. WSU designated this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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On-site Registration






Allen Kimbrough, PCC-S Conference Planning Committee, Miami Valley Hospital

The Honorable Alice O. McCollum, Montgomery County Probate Court

Helen E. Jones-Kelley,J.D., Executive Director, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board for Montgomery County


Plenary Sessions


Legal Requirements for Release of Behavioral Health Records

Frank Hickman J.D., Hickman & Lowder LPA, Cleveland, OH


Legislative and Case Law Update on the Ohio Civil Commitment and Substance Abuse Involuntary Treatment Law

Joseph Gallagher, J.D. and David White, J.D., Magistrates, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division (Probate Court)


Break   (15 minutes)


Accommodating Individuals with Behavioral Health Problems under the ADA

Kevin Truitt J.D., Disability Rights Ohio


Overview of Ohio’s Application for Emergency Psychiatric Admission Requirements

Marc Baumgarten, J.D.., Chief of Legal Services, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

12noon - 1:00pm

Buffet Lunch


Workshop #1

Workshop #2

Workshop #3

Workshop #4

Workshop #5

Workshop #6

Workshop #7

Workshop #8


The American with Disabilities Act & the Workplace

Lee Dunham, LISW-S

Pricilla Loba, LPCC

Barbara Corner, J.D.

Childhood Trauma Effects on Child/ Adolescent Predatory, Sexual & Substance Abuse Behavior

Wanda Brown-Ramseur, MA,

Overview of Psychiatric Disorders & Treatment

Ryan Peirson, M.D.

Professional Relationships & Ethics

Bob Stinson, Psy.D., J.D.

Bill Hegarty, J.D.

Discharge/Treatment Planning for NGRI Acquittees

Kara Marciani, Psy.D.

Patricia Tingler, MSW

Patient Holds in Ohio Hospitals & Healthcare Decision Makers

Jill Marlow, MS, PCC-S

Cara Powers J.D.

Representing the Mentally Ill Respondent in the Civil Commitment Proceeding

 (Attorneys Only)

Kristen Henry, J.D.

 Social Security Disability & the Behavioral Health Client

Theresa Busher,BA, Social Security Administration



 Break   (15 minutes)


Workshop #9

Workshop #10

Workshop #11

Workshop #12

Workshop #13

Workshop #14

Workshop #15



Administrative & Risk Management in Behavioral Health Agencies:  Policy Development & Risk Identification

 Marc Baumgarten, J.D.


Ohio Duty to Warn, Protect and Disclose

Jill Marlow, PCC-S

Jenna Downey, J.D.

Legal/Clinical Criteria: Guardianship & Civil Commitments  

David White, J.D.

Joseph Gallagher, J.D.

Alan Collins, J.D.,

 Brien Dyer, M.D.

Historical/Childhood Trauma Impact on Domestic Violence Victimization & Substance Abuse

Wanda Brown-Ramseur, MA


Judicial Supervision of Offenders with Behavioral Health Disorders

Judge John Pickrel

  Judge Barbara Gorman,

Judge Mary Huffman

Kara Marciani, Psy.D.

 Larry Stephens, Ph.D.

Documentation Requirements for Applications for Social Security and Veteran’s Administration Disability

Heidi Southern, J.D.

Robert  Walter, J.D.

Confidentiality & Consent to Treatment Issues for Minors

Amy Garbrecht, Psy.D.

Frank Hickman, J.D.

William Klykylo, M.D.





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