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Webinar – 5150 Patient Management – Facts, Fiction and FAQs

August 20, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
CHI owner insured hospital risk managers, direct care providers, managers, clinical educators, quality improvement, patient safety managers, and social workers.


In California, the main law governing mental health evaluation and treatment is the Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act.  Section 5150 of this Act provides for a legal involuntary hold.  For a wide variety of reasons, more than 50 years after the law was enacted, confusion and challenges still exist surrounding Section 5150.  Other states have similar involuntary hold, mental health evaluation and associated challenges. Please join use for a one-hour webinar discussing the facts and fiction surrounding these holds and risk mitigation strategies to consider when caring for these patients.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify what California’s Lanterman-Petris-Short Act does and does not set forth.
  2. Consider psychiatric hold risk mitigation strategies for implementation in your organization.
  3. Discuss 5150 case scenarios and psychiatric hold frequently asked questions and how they apply to your hospital.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12205 for 1 contact hour.



Neal Lutterman
Partner, Wilke Fleury

Neal C. Lutterman joined Wilke, Fleury in an Of Counsel capacity in 2015.  Neal’s practice focuses on the defense of physicians, hospitals, medical groups and allied healthcare providers in professional liability matters.  For three and a half years prior to joining the firm, Neal was a Deputy City Attorney with the City of Stockton where he served as the Litigation Division Supervisor and was a member of the City’s municipal bankruptcy project management team.  Additionally, Neal served as the primary advisory attorney to a number of key City departments, including the Police Department, Fire Department, Administrative Services Department (Finance, Budget, Accounting, Information Technology and Revenue), as well as Code Enforcement Division. Prior to his tenure with the City of Stockton, Neal was a shareholder in the litigation firm of Riggio Mordaunt Kelly & Lutterman.  For nearly 15 years, Neal represented physicians, surgeons, hospitals and medical groups in professional negligence actions.  Additionally, Neal successfully represented physician clients before the Medical Board of California and in proceedings before hospital credentialing committees.

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