Webinar: The ASAM Criteria Copyright and Permissions Process for States

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Webinar Overview

In Spring 2019, The ASAM Criteria copyright and permissions process was updated to include agreements to enable public entities, providers, and other stakeholders to reference their use of The ASAM Criteria. The changes are part of a range of programs designed to support effective implementation of The ASAM Criteria and protect ASAM’s intellectual property from misuse. These programs include an ASAM Level of Care certification program delivered by CARF, a robust training program on The ASAM Criteria, and ongoing enhancements to the ASAM CONTINUUM software – a clinical decision support tool used to assist in treatment planning for individuals with addiction. All of these initiatives have the end goals of protecting patients and preserving the credibility of providers accurately implementing the evidence-based standards found in The ASAM Criteria.

Dr. Margaret A.E. Jarvis, MD, DFASAM

Chief, Addiction Medicine, Geisinger

Margaret Jarvis finished her medical school, psychiatry residency and Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She is board certified and recertified in psychiatry with the CAQ in Addiction Psychiatry. She was ASAM certified (now ABAM certified). She has been a member of ASAM since the early 90’s and became a Fellow of the Society in 2003. She has served on the Board of Directors for one term and currently is the co-chair of the Ruth Fox Planning; and a member of the Finance Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. She has also worked on Examination Committee for ASAM and now ABAM since 2000.

Dr. Jarvis is the Medical Director at Marworth, in Waverly, PA, which is the residential addiction treatment center for the Geisinger Health System. She has been in this position since 1999. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.

Dr. Jarvis is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, a professional organization of therapists who treat sexual addiction, and served on that board of directors from 2001-2006, as president from 2004-2006. She received the Merit award from SASH in 2011. Dr. Jarvis currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Marley’s Mission, a non-profit that provides equine-assisted psychotherapy to abused children in the Scranton, PA area.


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