Is there a duty for private employers to provide emergency mental health care services?

Tammara F. Langlieb, Alan M. Langlieb, George S. Everly

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Abstract

This article presents a discussion of whether employers in private companies have a duty to provide an emergency action plan with a mental health component for its employees. It discusses basic negligence concepts and focuses mainly on the "duty of care" component of negligence. It then applies the negligence concepts to private employers and discusses how private companies arguably might have a duty under the laws of negligence to provide employees with an emergency action plan, specifically a plan including mental health provisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-130
Number of pages4
JournalInternational journal of emergency mental health
Volume8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Emergency action plans
  • Legal
  • Negligence
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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