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Physician Support Line

The Physician Support Line (PSL) is the brainchild of Chicago psychiatrists, Drs. Smita Gautam and Mona Masood. This is a support line for psychiatrists and their support staff who are working in inpatient psychiatric services. Volunteer psychiatrists are needed to support this service.

Please read more about the physician support line HERE. Drs. Gautam and Masood are working on creating FAQs for volunteers. In the meantime, please make sure to read 1) introduction to the PSL and 2) policies and procedures located on the above link. Volunteers will also need to electronically sign the policies and procedures document on the volunteer portal.

Guidance on State Level Medical Liability Protections

Marsi Thrash (Oklahoma’s American Psychiatric Association, State Government Affairs Division Senior Regional Field Director) has provided a COVID-19 resource which may provide guidance from the Medical Professional Liability Association as you navigate concerns at the state level. See the resource document HERE.

APA Coronavirus Resources

The APA is collecting authoritative and timely resources in an information hub to provide support in the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).For resources and information which may work for you and your patients, please go to APA Coronavirus Resources.


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