ED Resource Relief – Implementing the CARE Act

May 10, 2024 | 9:00 - 10:00AM PT

This year, every county in California will begin operating a new option for civil courts to be involved in the treatment of people with a serious mental illness: the CARE Act. Hospitals often treat individuals with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders who are in crisis and are not stabilized in treatment – people who seem to be “falling through the cracks.” This webinar is specifically designed to help hospitals learn about the new CARE Act option for getting these patients into care and housing, including how hospitals can directly refer patients to the CARE Act process.

The webinar will feature Dr. Katherine Warburton, an expert on decriminalizing mental illness, who serves as the Medical Director for the California Department of State Hospitals.

This webinar is designed to help hospitals learn about the new CARE Act option for getting patients experiencing serious mental illness into care and housing, including how hospitals can directly refer patients to the CARE Act process.

Katherine Warburton, DO
Statewide Medical Director
California Department of State Hospitals

Dr. Warburton has been the statewide Medical Director for the California Department of State Hospitals (previously Department of Mental Health) since 2011. She also serves as an Associate Professor on Volunteer Clinical Faculty within the UC Davis Division of Psychiatry and the Law. Dr. Warburton has published and presented on a wide variety of forensic topics and is editor of the textbooks Violence in Psychiatry and Decriminalizing Mental Illness. Dr. Warburton works at the national level on the board of directors for NRI and as a non-federal member of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee. 

* Members $0 (no tuition fee)

While this event is free for CHA members, you must register to attend.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.

Quality Assurance/Grievance: The CHA education quality assurance/grievance policy is available upon request by emailing rthomason@calhospital.org. If you have any concerns or dissatisfaction with the quality of a CHA education program, please contact Robyn Thomason, Vice President, Education at (916) 552-7514, or email rthomason@calhospital.org.

Full attendance at the educational session is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education (CE) credit. Attendees must sign in at the forum, complete post-event survey and, when required, include state bar or professional license number. CE certificates will be emailed approximately three weeks after the forum. Lunch and breaks are not included for continuing education credit. (Amount of CE offered subject to change.)

Behavioral/Social Work — Emergency Services Forum course meets the qualifications for up to 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CHA is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. Provider approval number 128427. CHA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify what the CARE Act is and how it fits into the behavioral health care continuum   
  • Recognize who qualifies for the CARE Act process 
  • Determine how hospitals can refer patients to the CARE Act process 

Compliance —  The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 1.2 live CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 1.0 hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP #11924, for up to 1.0 conference contact hours.