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OT Compliance Day: Ethics & Jurisprudence and QPR, Hosted by the Northeast District
Saturday, April 01, 2023, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: CEU Event

OT Compliance Day: Ethics & Jurisprudence and QPR, Hosted by the Northeast District 

April 1, 2023 

 Ethics and Jurisprudence: 9:00 AM -11:00 AM EDT & QPR: 11:30 AM -1:30 PM EDT

Live, In-Person CEU Opportunity: Up to 4 CEUs (2 CEUs per course): FREE for TNOTA members, $40 per course for non-members

Register HERE!

About This Compliance Day: The Northeast District will be hosting an OT Compliance Day for Ethics & Jurisprudence and QPR. ESTU's OTD program will be hosting this live event. Kimberly Jessee will be presenting Ethics and Jurisprudence 9:00 AM-11:00 AM EDT and Kailyn Flamm-Lawrence will be presenting QPR from 11:30 AM -1:30 PM EDT. 

About Ethics & Jurisprudence: This 2-hour course will dedicate the first hour to a review of ethics and ethical practice for occupational therapy practitioners. The second hour will focus on the Tennessee rules and statutes that govern the practice of occupational therapy within the state of Tennessee. This course will also include recent updates to the Tennessee Occupational Therapy Practice Act and Scope of Practice. 

Ethics & Jurisprudence Course Objectives: 

  1. Define the 7 Core Values of Occupational Therapy
  2. Understand and apply the AOTA’s Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics to ethical challenges in occupational therapy practice.
  3. Differentiate between ethical and unethical occupational therapy service delivery
  4. Understand and apply the rules of the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy Chapter 1150-02: General Rules Governing the Practice of Occupational Therapy 
  5. Understand the sections Tennessee Code Annotated  Title 63-13: The Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Act that pertain to occupational therapy
  6. Understand the rules and regulations of the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy TCA 1150-02: General Rules Governing the Practice of Occupational Therapy 

Ethics & Jurisprudence Presenter: Kimberly Jessee, MS, OTR/L. Since graduating from Milligan University in 2005, Kimberly has worked in a variety of settings throughout the VA and local hospital systems providing OT services from the NICU to geriatrics. She recently obtained her graduate certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation and is nearing completion of her OTD from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.  In addition to serving as the TNOTA Northeast District Chair, she is also the Home-Based Primary Care Program Director for the James H. Quillen VAMC in Johnson City, Tennessee. 

About QPR: QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). This presentation will be specific to OT practitioners and will discuss considerations and implications for OT practice as well. 

QPR Course Objectives: 

  1. Describe the problem of suicide.
  2. Describe what we know about suicide & debunk the myths.
  3. Describe how to prevent suicide with QPR.
  4. Share resources and answer questions.

QPR Presenter: Kaylin Flamm Lawrence, MSOT, OTR/L, attended the University of Southern Indiana where she earned her bachelor's degree in Health Services with a concentration as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She then worked as a neurorehabilitation Occupational Therapy Assistant and a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate in Northeast Florida. After 3 years, Kaylin moved to Nashville, TN to complete her master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Belmont University's MSOT Bridge Program. She continued her work with survivors of domestic and sexual assault during this time and became the first Occupational Therapy intern with the Mental Health Court of Rutherford County. Upon completion of graduate school, Kaylin accepted a position with the Recovery Court program as a Mental Health Court case manager while also providing OT services. Through this avenue, Kaylin was able to advocate for a full time OT position serving all of the Recovery Courts in Rutherford County. This is the first OT position of its kind in the country. In addition to her work for the Recovery Court program, she is an Adjunct Professor at South College, the Mental Health Chair of the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy, a member of the OT Practice Act Task Force, founder of the OT Mental Health Community of Practice, has presented at multiple Tennessee state OT conferences, is a QPR suicide prevention trainer, and sits on OT program advisory committees at universities across the state. Kaylin co-owns Mind the Gap Therapy and Consulting.

Address, driving directions, & campus map: 

James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Campus, Building 2, 1st floor

Building 2 is circled in red. The parking is not restricted on weekends, except for handicapped parking spaces.  Participants should be able to park in front of the building along the street. 

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