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Funding for Forensic Exams: VAWA 2013 Requirements and Crime Victims Compensation (VOCA)
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This 90 minute webinar will review the state requirements for access to and payment for sexual assault forensic exams and crime victims compensation.

2/13/2017
When: 2:00 PM
Where: At your Computer
Your City
United States
Presenter: Marnie Shiels, JD and Joel Hall MS
Contact: Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project


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Target Audience: 

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of medical and behavioral health professionals involved in the care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

 

Program Overview: 

 

This 90 minute webinar will review the  state requirements for access to and payment for sexual assault forensic exams and crime victims compensation.

 

Technical Requirements: 

This webinar requires a computer with:

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows: XP (Service Pack 3), Vista, 7, 8, & 10 (32 & 64 bit)
  • Mac: OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11 (For access to all features, presenters must be on Mac OSX 10.8+)
  • Linux: 2.6+ kernel; 64 bit; x86 CPU required


Supported Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: 7+
  • Firefox: 31+
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari: 5.0+

Required Plugins:

  • Adobe Flash 11+ 

 

Educational Objectives:

 After completing the webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements on states regarding payment of sexual assault forensic examinations
  • Describe the different ways that states meet these requirements and how tribal health care providers can learn about payment in their state
  • Provide basic information on Crime Victim's Compensation

 

Presenter(s):

Marnie Rothschild Shiels, Esq.

Marnie Shiels is presently employed as an attorney in the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice.  In 2012, she received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for her work on the Prison Rape Elimination Act Working Group.  From September, 2011, to September, 2012, she was on a detail to the Office for Victims of Crime where she worked on issues relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, including the development of a solicitation for the creation of a national telemedicine center for sexual assault medical forensic examinations.  In 2005, she received The Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by a New Employee for her work on the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations.  Previously, Ms. Shiels was employed as a legal analyst at the National Center for Victims of Crime, tracking federal and state statutes and cases relating to crime victims and writing articles on legal issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.  Prior to that, Ms. Shiels worked as the Education and Outreach Coordinator at Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children, running support groups for domestic violence victims and giving educational presentations to a wide variety of audiences, including middle school and high school students, church groups, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and others.  At that time she was also the southern co-chair for the California Alliance Against Domestic Violence’s Policy Committee.

 

Joel Hall, MS

Joel Hall is a Victim Justice Program Specialist at the Office for Victims of Crime within the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Serving within the State and Local Programs Division, he administers OVC’s Victims of Crime Act formula and discretionary grants programs for Alaska, California, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming. For the past 14 years, Mr. Hall has held crime victims’ field roles within the federal and state government and several nongovernmental organizations. Mr. Hall has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. He previously provided outreach, supportive housing and crisis services to individuals with mental illness in a community-based psychosocial rehabilitation program, and he advised individuals with mental illness on matters related to their treatment, recovery, and civil rights for the Connecticut Legal Rights Project. 

He graduated in September 2015 from the Graduate School USA’s Executive Potential Program. Mr. Hall holds an M.S. in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Trinity College of Vermont, an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling from Central Connecticut State University, and a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from West Virginia University. 

Physician Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the International Association of Forensic Nurses. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation:

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Nursing Accreditation Statement:

The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing Credit Designation:

The International Association of Forensic Nurses designates this live activity for 1.5 Nursing CE Credits.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: 

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
 Marnie Shiels  Nothing to disclose
Joel Hall Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The following International Association of Forensic Nurses planners and managers, Bonnie Barsa, BS hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months

Nursing CE: 

For any questions relating to Nursing CE , please contact us at tribalforensichealthcare@iafn.org.

CME Method of Participation and Request for Credit:

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period Feb 13, 2017, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

How to Obtain your CME Certificate

PIM supports Green CME by offering your Request for Credit online. If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please follow the steps below:

 

1.       Go to CME University at: www.cmeuniversity.com and register or login

2.       Once logged in, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” at the top of the page

3.       Type in 11937 in the box, and hit enter

4.       Click on the activity title

5.       Complete the online posttest and evaluation and obtain your CME certificate to download and/or print for your files.

 

Upon completion of the online posttest and evaluation form, you will have immediate access to a certificate of attendance to print or save for your files. You can save your certificate by selecting the “Save” option on the print screen. 

 

 

For any questions relating to CME (physician) certification for this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at: inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.

 

Media: 

 

Internet Activity

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: 

 

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Disclaimer: 

 

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

 

 

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and International Association of Forensic Nurses

This activity is funded by Indian Health Service.