One student has verbally threatened a faculty member. Another student is talking a lot about death, and has a known history of depression and use of medication, but says that he is not having suicidal thoughts. A third student has been struggling with an eating disorder for months and has been in and out of the hospital twice this past semester. Sound familiar? Should these students be allowed to stay on campus or should they be placed on a mandatory medical leave?
College and Universities are frequently confronted with determining the best way to respond to students who are deemed to be a threat to themselves or others. Often, these students may be persons with disabilities or may be perceived to have disabilities. Accordingly, the struggle to balance the requirements of relevant disability laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, with the concern that faculty and staff have regarding the wellbeing of students and the campus community is a very daunting task. To make matters worse, the legal guidance on what can and cannot be done to address these situations is lacking and, as such, you have probably been left with more questions, than answers.
- Can you place a student on a mandatory medical leave or are voluntary medical leaves the only option?
- How can your student disciplinary process be used?
- What are the best ways to your update policies to make them compliant with disability laws?
- What accommodations should you consider to help keep your students in school, instead of requiring them to leave?
Join our expert presenter Claire K. Hall, J.D., as she provides you with answers to these questions and provides practical advice on what you can do to handle behavioral threats, while ensuring compliance with the law. The presenter will examine the relevant guidance, resolution and settlement agreements that will help to support the hard decisions you will inevitably be faced with on your campus.
Claire K. Hall, J.D. is an attorney and Principal at UECAT Compliance Solutions, where her work focuses on providing Higher Education compliance, training and investigation services for colleges and universities. (Click here for full bio)
As a result of this webinar, you will gain:
The most updated information on relevant laws, including the ADA and Section 504. Knowledge of the law is critical when making difficult decisions about your students and community members’ safety and well-being.
An understanding of the pros and cons of voluntary vs. involuntary withdrawals and when they should be applied. Can an institution be penalized for removing a student from campus who is deemed to be a threat to self or others? You’ll find out.
Knowledge about when to pursue disciplinary action to manage behavioral threats? Is discipline the best way to manage behavioral threats on campus? We’ll give you the know-how you need to make these complex decisions.
Best practices for drafting institutional policies to ensure compliance with the law. Support decision-making by administrators and behavioral intervention teams.
An overview of what due process must look like in cases that involve dismissal, suspension and readmission. Find out if your institution is required to provide due process so you can avoid a lawsuit and messy headlines.
Methods for conducting a legal review of your current policies and procedures — You don’t want an OCR investigation!
What You Get:
Convenient Access to the 90-minute Live Event:
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 2-3:30 PM ET
Webinars are handled like a large interactive conference call, but in a more controlled, radio-program-like environment. Simply copy/paste the link* into your browser, log in, turn up the volume on your computer and follow along! Gather your staff around your conference table’s computer — then sit back, listen and watch the presentations and join the lively Q&A session.
*The link and login information will be available in a PDF download immediately following check out.
Event Recording & Materials on CD:
You'll receive two multimedia discs* containing the full audio presentation, PowerPoint and handouts provided by the presenter(s) and recording of the question and answer session facilitated during the live event. Add the webinar recording to your professional library for use in future campus training and development initiatives.
*CDs will arrive 7-10 business days after the live event date.
Certificate of Completion for Each Participant:
After attending this webinar, each participant will receive a printed certificate of completion.
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Campus License Option:
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