Professional Education

Pearls for Partners

The Homicidal Patient: Risk Assessment & Duty to Warn


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“Pearls for Partners” wraps its 2023 spring season with a presentation from our medical expert Natalie Wallace, MD. Managing dangerous patients in the community can be challenging. The presentation will discuss how to identify risk factors for potentially homicidal or violent patients and address these risk factors to mitigate risk to the community. This lecture will review the historic 1969 Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California case, the Michigan Statute for duty to warn, and address the legal responsibilities of members of the patient’s treatment team.

1 CME or CE credit available.


A Mental Health Education Series for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare teams and psychiatrists each share a piece of the puzzle in treating mental health disorders. The demand for mental health treatment continues to grow, yet many healthcare teams find treating mental health to be challenging and complicated.

The Virtual Pearls for Partners educational series covers topics to better equip healthcare community partner teams to identify and treat patients with mental health disorders. This series is intended for all healthcare professionals.

More resources are available on our Community Partners page.


  • Natalie Wallace, MD

    Natalie Wallace, MD is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist, currently working as the lead psychiatrist at Pine Rest’s Psychiatric Urgent Care Center. She brings her expertise in working with acutely ill patients in the urgent care setting, completing dangerousness risk assessments and forensic background to the topic of the homicidal patient.
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