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Law and Ethics of Mandatory Reporting for Non-Clinicians

Law and Ethics of Mandatory Reporting for Non-Clinicians


Location: The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

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From: May 19, 2017 at 1:00pm to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Eric Ström, JD, MA. LMHC

Details: For many people working in human services, client lethality and mandatory reporting are some of the most difficult topics. In this workshop we will examine the applicable Washington State and Federal laws regarding mandatory reporting obligations with a specific focus on how these rules apply to both health care clinicians, and non-clinical staff. We will also discuss the boundaries and standards of clinician liability for client harm to self or others (the Tarasoff rule). Participants will gain increased ability to implement strategies to minimize risk and to limit liability to best support their veteran clients. This course is intended to meet ethics CEU requirements


  1. Understand the Washington state legal standards regarding duty to warn/duty to protect
  2. Understand the legal and ethical standards regarding mandatory reporting obligations
  3. Explore strategies to minimize liability while maximizing client support

Cost: Free!

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

  • Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
  • Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
  • Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.