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The Curbside Consult: Medico-Legal Considerations of a Vital Clinical Practice

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Presenter Details
Brian C. Smith, MD
Brian C. Smith, MD
Medical Director for Hospital-Based Psychiatry
College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Psychiatry

Brian C. Smith, MD, was raised in Phoenix but found a home in Tucson when matriculating at the University of Arizona for both his Bachelor of Science and medical degree. Dr. Smith completed his residency in the College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Psychiatry, where he served as chief resident. His experiences working with community mental health patients and dedication to comprehensive medical care made for an easy fit on the inpatient teaching service at Banner University Medical Center - South Campus. Over the last 18 months, Dr. Smith has served as the director of consult/liaison psychiatry at the Tucson Campus. Among other topics of interest, he is an advocate for physician empowerment and self-determination in an era of rapidly evolving practice structures.

Learning Objectives
  1. Know the legal definition of a curbside consult.
  2. Understand the bedrock legal protections provided to curbside consultants.
  3. Discriminate between malpractice for curbside consults vs. ‘formal’ consults.
CME Credit/Disclaimer

To register your attendance for CME credit, at the beginning of the presentation, please text 588338 to 866-327-3062. 

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
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