Insuring the Behavioral Healthcare & Related Social Services Industry for Nearly 50 Years
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Loss Prevention
Fewer losses translate to lower costs directly to your business through lower insurance premiums.  Behavioral healthcare employees face risks that are far different than those faced by employees in other professions, whether its tough exposures,  Workers Compensation claims, Professional Liability claims, Employment claims or unique Property issues. That is why it is important to stay informed on current risk management and safety issues and with Negley Associates, “best in class” partners, we are able to offer state of the art loss prevention services dedicated to directly addressing the needs of behavioral healthcare and social service providers by line of business. Policyholders can now avail themselves of loss control services through resources specifically dedicated to their industry.
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Alleged Discrimination in Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act
In a June, 2007 press release, the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that in its fiscal year 2006 it had received almost 17,000 complaints of employment discrimination “on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability and reprisal.” The law requires that employment discrimination complaints be filed with the EEOC before filing in court. During its investigation of each complaint the EEOC requires a response from the employer and requests copies of a wide variety of documents. This results in a substantial commitment of time and money. If court proceedings follow, the additional time and money expended can seriously detract from attention to the employer’s primary mission. Thus it is prudent to put into place a well thought out risk management program to reduce the risk of employment practices litigation. A good program also has the benefit of boosting employee morale because it should include a process to enhance the quality of communication between management and employees.
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Part 1 - Quality Care and Avoiding Liability for Medication Errors
Learning from History
The most frequent lawsuits brought against mental healthcare providers involve claims of sexual misconduct, patient violence, suicide malpractice and medication errors. The specific allegations of error in each of these categories generally repeat themselves from one lawsuit to the next. Thus good risk management includes being aware of the repeating allegations and taking reasonable steps to avoid the same errors.
**This series of articles was originally published in Behavioral Healthcare Magazine which may be accessed from the following link: Click Here

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Part 2 - Quality Care and Avoiding Liability for Medication Errors
Learning from History
As discussed in the first article in this series, lawsuits about medication errors in behavioral healthcare tend to have the same allegations from one case to the next. These allegations fall into the following categories:
**This series of articles was originally published in Behavioral Healthcare Magazine which may be accessed from the following link: Click Here

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Part 3 - Quality Care and Avoiding Liability for Medication Errors
Learning from History
As discussed in the first article in this series, lawsuits about medication errors in behavioral healthcare tend to have the same allegations from one case to the next. These allegations fall into the following categories:
**This series of articles was originally published in Behavioral Healthcare Magazine which may be accessed from the following link: Click Here

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The 2 Most Important Risk Management Techniques
When Treating Violent Mental Health Patients
Violent and potentially violent mental health patients present a unique risk in the mental health care setting. If undeterred they can seriously injure or kill themselves, other patients, members of the general public and healthcare staff. The possible range of violent incidents includes those that are truly shocking beyond all bounds of the comprehensible. Some incidents attract extraordinary media attention. This kind of attention is likely to alter the character of judicial proceedings to the detriment of an accused professional.
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