Fitness for Duty Evaluations

This workshop will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a Fitness for Duty assessment of health and other professionals. There are unique aspects to forensic medicine, including the party to which you have the duty, the spirit of inquiry, and the approach to assessment.

PRICE: $275 (Members) | $385 (Non-Members)

Target Audience

This activity is designed for health care professionals that complete fitness for duty evaluations or have an interest in the methods of evaluating a health professional. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this workshop, the registrants should be able to:

  • Discuss the purpose of fitness for duty evaluations and the legal and ethical considerations of evaluating a safety sensitive worker
  • Describe the objective and established components of a fitness for duty evaluation
  • Incorporate alcohol and drug testing into a quality evaluation
  • Develop a toolbox of monitoring recommendations
  • Identify areas of opportunities in their evaluation process to overcome common challenges of safety sensitive worker evaluations
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 3.00 AMA Category 1
    • 3.00 Attendance
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 

    Matt Goldenberg, DO
    General and Addiction Psychiatrist
    Private Practice

    Matthew Goldenberg, DO is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Goldenberg is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Goldenberg provides addiction psychiatry consultations to selected residential and outpatient addiction and mental health treatment programs. Dr. Goldenberg is a HIMS trained psychiatrist, providing evaluations of pilots and air traffic controllers for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He is also well experienced in providing mental health and substance use disorder evaluations and expert testimony for healthcare providers who are engaged in administrative and legal proceedings. Dr. Goldenberg is also an active author, researcher and invited speaker at local and national conferences. He also volunteers his time as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. Dr. Goldenberg is the current president-elect of the Southern California Psychiatric Society (SCPS), the Chairman of the Board of California Public Protection and Physician Health (CPPPH) and is an active member of the CSAM Physician Wellbeing Committee.

    David Kan, MD, DFASAM
    Private Practice of Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry
    Chief Medical Officer, Bright Heart Health

    Dr. David Kan is Chief Medical Officer of Bright Heart Health, the first of its kind addiction telehealth treatment program. Dr. Kan is also a psychiatrist in private practice in addiction, forensic and general psychiatry. Dr. Kan is the President of CSAM and the chair of the physician well-being committee. Dr. Kan has served CSAM as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Dr. Kan is active in political advocacy on behalf of all of our patients.

    The faculty have no relevant financial disclosures. 

    PHYSICIANS: The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

    CSAM designates this educational activity/enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits. (Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.) This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

    NON-PHYSICIANS: The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) provides a certificate of attendance for this online course based upon the number of hours you participated, up to maximum of 3. 


    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, CSAM adheres to guidelines and processes to identify and mitigate relevant financial relationships for all individuals in a position to control the content of this activity. Unless otherwise noted, faculty did not have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies, as defined by ACCME, within the past 24 months. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

    Available Credit

    • 3.00 AMA Category 1
    • 3.00 Attendance


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