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Suicidal Students: Recent Federal Guidance Colleges Need to Know


Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Suicide is a leading cause of death among college students and questions on how to properly handle these students continues to be a concern. The law limits what you can do to help suicidal and other at-risk students, but it doesn't eliminate all your options. Find out what practices are available to you, and how to apply them in the best interests of your students and your institution. Join us for a 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues will discover:

  • Legal considerations with respect to students at risk for suicide
  • When can universities apply the ADA direct threat standard - if ever?
  • FERPA, HIPAA and state privacy laws - regulations you need to know
  • Elements of involuntary & voluntary medical withdrawal policies

Program Highlights

  • Managing Suicidal Students on Campus: Latest Federal and State Laws

    • Section 504 & Title II/III of the ADA: What you need to know
    • How to share information & stay FERPA and HIPAA compliant
    • Whether you can work with parents, and how to do so
    • Recent case law & the impact on campus policies
  • Policies to Keep Your Students & Campus Safe: Avoid Legal Liability

    • What must be included in your threat to self-policy
    • Involuntary medical withdrawal - Tuition & housing refunds, incompletes
    • Voluntary withdrawal: Course requirements, tuition refunds, reinstatements
  • Vital Tools to Manage At-Risk Students and Stay Compliant

    • When to pursue hospital admission, day treatment & off-campus counseling
    • Avoid ADA or other legal violations - How to respond to at-risk behavior
    • Ways to address at-risk behavior through counseling & conduct processes
  • Live question and answer session - Have your specific questions answered!

About The Speaker

William T. "Toby" Eveland is a partner in the Chicago office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

  • Mr. Eveland's practice focuses on business and class action litigation, premises and product liability defense, and complex insurance disputes, in fields such as higher education, risk management, professional liability, health care, employment, intellectual property, real estate, construction, and governmental law.
  • He is a member of the firm's Higher Education Practice Group, which represents approximately 25 colleges and universities throughout the country.
  • In addition to the Higher Education Practice Group, Mr. Eveland represents a diverse, international client base, including Fortune 500 companies, publicly held and close corporations, governmental entities, partnerships, financial institutions, sole and family proprietorships, and not-for-profit corporations.

Anthony D. D'Amato is the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Illinois Institute of Technology

  • As chief legal officer, Mr. D'Amato advises and represents IIT and affiliated entities on all legal and regulatory matters.
  • He chairs two university-wide committees: Community, Inclusion & Diversity Committee and Committee on Compliance; oversee outside counsel; and has budgetary authority for the General Counsel's Office, which includes litigation and insurance costs and totals $1.8M. He also serves as Secretary of IIT and its U.S. affiliates.
  • Anthony has diligently overseen compliance and ethics programs; responsibly administered budgets; and adeptly built and led cohesive high-performing teams.
  • He possesses expertise in contract, finance, tax and employee benefits, real estate and insurance law and has solid experience in employment and intellectual property law as well as litigation management and governmental affairs.

Program Benefits

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to discover how to best manage a suicidal student at your college, navigate the current legal landscape, develop policies to address threat-to-self behaviors, and provide the best possible assistance to keep your students and campus safe.