State psychiatric association offers WSMA members discount for suicide care workshop
Due to legislation passed in 2015, medical professionals, including physicians and physician assistants, are now required to complete a one-time, six-hour training related to recognizing suicide risks in patients. For a Q&A on what the law will require of physicians and physician assistants, visit the WSMA's Legal Resource Center.
For a complete list of Medical Commission-approved suicide prevention trainings, click here.
Workshop fulfills new state requirement for physicians and PAs
The Washington State Psychiatric Association is offering WSMA members a discounted registration fee to attend one of their new one-day, six-hour workshops on suicide care training. The WSPA workshop curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Medical Quality Assurance Commission as meeting the new state requirement for providers to complete one-time, six-hour training related to recognizing suicide risks in patients*.
The workshops, instructed by WSPA President-Elect Jeffrey Sung, MD, use lecture, video-based educational tools and writing exercises to address approaches, formulation and clinical responses to suicide risk. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Visit the WSPA website for details and to register.