Free MQAC-approved suicide prevention training prior to WSMA Annual Meeting
In its final rule on the suicide prevention training requirement for physicians and other providers released earlier this year, the Medical Quality Assurance Commission clarified specific compliance requirements, allowing, as the WSMA strongly recommended, exceptions for physicians who have no, or limited, contact with patients. For those physicians providing direct patient care, the WSMA has joined with Physicians Insurance to offer in-person, suicide prevention training directly preceding the WSMA Annual Meeting in Seattle. Completion of this activity will meet the new Washington state requirement, providing the requisite training in recognizing and responding to these at-risk patients.
Assessment, Treatment and Management of Suicide will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, with lunch provided. The training is free for WSMA members and PI insureds. The training is also free for members of the Washington State Radiological Society, which holds its annual meeting on Saturday morning, Oct. 14, concurrent with the WSMA meeting.
Register for the free training when registering for the WSMA Annual Meeting, Oct. 14-15, also at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center in Seattle. The Annual Meeting is the association’s premier policy-making event, and features a full weekend of activities, including policy discussions, educational sessions and networking opportunities. The meeting is free for WSMA members, members of MGMA Washington, as well as residents and medical students. Learn more about the WSMA Annual Meeting on the WSMA website.
For a complete list of Medical Commission-approved suicide prevention trainings available to physicians and other providers, visit the Department of Health website.