Date & Time
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
420 Suicide Prevention: Clinical and Legal Implications*

The leading cause of death in jails is suicide. To avoid these deaths, prevention must be a priority. The core components of a suicide prevention program will be identified and discussed in this presentation. The presenter will share proper assessment and documentation strategies, and describe how to increase the quality of care and reduce legal liability.

Educational objectives

Identify the core components of a suicide prevention program

Explain requirements for assessment and documentation

Discuss the standards courts use when evaluating a claim arising from the suicide of an incarcerated person

Level: Intermediate