The Relationship of Socio-Legal Issues in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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Created by Kari Parker


Presenters Ellen Lawton, JD, Co-Director, of the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership, and Jay Chaudhary, JD, Managing Attorney and Director of Medical Legal Partnership for the Indianapolis Office of Indiana Legal Services will provide insight on policies, laws, and legal issues that a patient can encounter when trying to achieve and maintain sobriety.

This webinar is for clinics that want to understand the role of legal services in addressing social determinants of health, with a focus on substance use disorder treatment and recovery. Participants will hear from both local and national Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) practitioners who will describe the core components of the MLP approach, how clinics can integrate community legal services into their on-going SUD work, and how to think about measuring the value of legal services in the clinic context. The discussion will focus on understanding legal service partners in your community and how to focus MLP activity on a specific population and in the social determinants of health domain. Participants will use the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership’s resources to identify steps to determine readiness for adoption, and will hear from a local program leader about what works and what doesn’t.

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Support for this webinar is provided in full or in part by the
Kansas Department of Health and Environment through cooperative agreement H80CS00131 funding.