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Resources for physicians – Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

2018 is a License Renewal Year.  2 hours of approved Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting training is required for renewal.

 

PAMED is offering free training, for members, to comply with the CME requirement.  Get started at www.pamedsoc.org/childabusecme.

 

Other Resources:

Keep Kids Safe http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/ KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov,
is designed to serve as the hub for information related to critical
components impacting child protection including a link for mandated
reporters to make reports of suspected child abuse electronically,
training on child abuse recognition and reporting, information related
to clearances and general information related to child protection.
Overview of Criminal and Child
Abuse History Clearance Requirements
www.pamedsoc.org A series of new and revised
Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) requirements went into effect on
Dec. 31, 2014 — among them, changes to the requirement for certain
employees, including physicians, to be screened through criminal and
child abuse history clearances.
Fingerprinting for DHS Clearance https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpwNew.htm Cogent Applicant Fingerprinting Services is the Dept of Human Services approved vendor.
Training programs
Pennsylvania Child Welfare
Resource Center
www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu Online

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive
Reporting in Pennsylvania

Online Training

Cost: Free

Added bonus, reports completed status directly to PA Board of Licensure

Three Rivers Adoption Council http://www.3riversadopt.org/ In-person training

Contact :

Jacqueline Wilson

412-471-8722 x 211
jwilson@3riversadopt.org

for details and cost.

Current listing of Approved Courses for Child Abuse
Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters

 

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December 2017 BULLETIN

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Opinion
President’s Message ………. 422
Looking back; moving forward
David J. Deitrick, DO

Editorial …………………………. 424
’Tis the season
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial ………………………… 426
‘Thank you, sir, may I have another?’
Joseph C. Paviglianiti, MD

Miller Time …………………….. 428
The cannabinoid conundrum
Scott Miller, MD, MA, FAAHPM

Editorial ………………………… 430
Update: PAMED Board of Trustees
Amelia A. Paré, MD, FACS

Perspective …………………… 432
Opioid crisis: Historic perspective and current trends
William Simmons, MD

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Anonymous Counseling for ACMS Member Physicians

Program Flyer

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The Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Medical Society has been increasingly concerned about the number of physicians reporting work dissatisfaction, stress and feelings of “burnout”, or concern about a dependency on alcohol or drugs… Sadly, a number of physicians in our community have taken their own lives due to personal or professional issues.

While there are counseling programs available, physicians have expressed concerns about anonymity within their health systems or hospitals.

The Society has created a program to provide anonymous counseling, available with PhD level psychologists with experience assisting physicians with multiple geographic locations.

Furthermore, the ACMS will pay for up to four visits for members who access the program without need for an insurance claim. There is no reporting by name or other identifying information. Visits are completely confidential within the counseling practice.

Please see the flyer for more details.

We have an obligation as physicians to support and help each other.

We hope that this program will be helpful to our colleagues who may need help during difficult times.

Sincerely,

David J. Deitrick DO
President

Lawrence R. John, MD
Board Chair

 


 

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November 2017 Bulletin Available

November Bulletin

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Opinion

Editorial …………………………. 382
Open-door policy
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Perspective ……………………. 384
Life lessons from a millennial hospice patient
Keith R. Lagnese, MD, FACP, HMDC

 

Departments

Society News …………………. 386
• ACMS board chair elected PAMED vice president
• Gateway Medical Society hosts symposium at ACMS
• 2017 ACMS Board of Directors
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
• Heart Health Walk held
In Memoriam ………………….. 390
• John F. Moyer Jr., MD
Activities & Accolades …… 391

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