Below you can see all upcoming meetings or relevant agenda items. All items will be moved to the Past Meetings section of the website one day after the date they are scheduled for.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Presenter: Dr Gemma Edwards-Smith
Title: Regulation of Psychiatrist Practice in Australia -taken too far?
Details: I will present an update on the outcome of changes in regulation of Medical practitioners and the impact of mandatory health reporting by treating doctors

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Presenter: Usual Participants
Title: Final Meeting Before Summer Break

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Presenter: Usual Participants
Title: First Meeting After Summer Break

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Presenter: Professor John R. Williams
Title: The Mental Health Infrastructure: An International Perspective
Details: There often exists a significant disparity between (1) treatment guarantees proffered by case law, statutes, and regulations, and (2) treatment opportunities limited by funding, geography, and bureaucracy. Mental health clinicians who attempt to commit patients civilly or refer them for outpatient services often learn too late that legally sanctioned options simply cannot be realized, due to such factors as downsized facilities, staffing shortfalls, budgetary woes, or limited transportation resources. This presentation describes the current status of the mental health infrastructure in the United Kingdom and invites comparison with the experiences of PIPATL attendees.









The Program in Psychiatry and The Law meets Wednesday mornings at 11:00 AM in Room 340 3rd floor of the new Mass Mental Health Center at 75 Fenwood Road. Left from the elevator and all the way down the hall.

Check our meetings page regularly to find out about our upcoming meetings.

Our file library includes copies of the Amicus Briefs to which we have contributed: Althaus v. Cohen (PA) and Citizens for Health v. Thompson (Third Circuit).

 Wednesday, September 6, 2017
First meeting of the new academic year = Wednesday, September 6th
 Sunday, February 23, 2014
PIPATL Meeting Location:
Room 340 on the 3rd floor of Mass. Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Rd. Left from the elevator and all the way down the hall. The room has a communications center that allows more than one person to call in at a time!!

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