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In my prior posts, I have provided an overview of the Florida law restricting physicians’ right to inquire about firearms, and I’ve reviewed the three-judge appellate decisions from 2014 and July 2015. WHY DO WE HAVE YET ANOTHER OPINION? As expected, the July 2015 opinion vacating the injunction against enforcement of the law was appealed. The doctors filed a petition again ...

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The holiday season is in full force, and PRMS is getting into the spirit by making contributions to a trio of charitable groups that work tirelessly to help foster and promote good mental health. Instead of sending holiday cards or gifts, PRMS, which manages a medical malpractice professional liability insurance program for psychiatrists, is continuing its tradition of makin ...

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Psychiatrists and psychiatric residents took a break from their busy schedules recently for a 5K run and walk designed to help them get better acquainted with colleagues while promoting mental health awareness in the community. The Brooklyn Psychiatric Society’s second annual Fun Run, Walk & Meet, sponsored in part by PRMS, manager of a medical malpractice professional lia ...

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With sadness, we relay the news that our former colleague, Cora Watley, passed away on November 19, 2015. She was living in Pittsburgh, PA at the time of her death. Cora joined the PRMS Insurance Department in 1994, retiring in 2012 as Assistant Vice President. She returned home to Pittsburgh and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and family. She will be remembered f ...

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  As vulnerable Arlington County families gather together for Thanksgiving dinner this week, many of their plates will include beans and rice packaged by PRMS.  PRMS employees got into the holiday spirit recently by taking time out from their schedules to carefully package 1,600-one pound bags of beans and rice for the Arlington Food Assistance Center, a food bank providing ...

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In recent years, the consequences of breach of confidentiality have increased significantly given state and federal laws governing the breach of patient and consumer information. Along with the increased regulation is the incentive for wrongdoers (internal and external to your practice) to access and steal your patients’ information without permission. Protected health inform ...

What a difference a few months make for Kraftlove Inc., a nonprofit that provides creative crafting kits to hospitalized children facing a variety of illnesses and challenges. When Kraftlove was launched earlier this year, PRMS was proud to help provide funding and volunteer support for the unique crafting-for-a-cause program. Since then, it has really taken off. We are deli ...

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Psychiatric wounds of war can run deep. Veterans often struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression and substance  use.  Training to identify, treat or refer veterans for help and to better understand military culture is critical. That is why PRMS recently provided  support for the New York State Psychiatric Association’s (NYS ...

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Today is National Depression Screening Day. This is the 25th anniversary of this yearly event, created by Screening for Mental Health (SMH), an organization founded by Dr. Douglas Jacobs. The organization hopes to create a world where mental health is viewed and treated with the same gravity as physical health, and depression screening helps make that vision a reality. Facts ...

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As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Suicide Prevention Awareness Month marches on in September, we would like to shine the spotlight on a very important and heartbreaking issue – suicide among those who have served our country. Military service members and veterans face many stressors reintegrating into the world they left behind. They may struggle with money, f ...

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