This CLE program will cover the issue of the legal liability of the college/university or workplace for a student or employee suicide including an analysis of the â€œspecial relationship requirement through the use of case studies and recent case law. We will examine a recent wrongful death case, where the highest Court in the State of Massachusetts held that MIT was not liable for the students suicide, but suggested that there are limited circumstances in which universities could bear some responsibility for protecting their students. We will also discuss caselaw relevant to suicide in the workplace. As suicide rates are rising it is more important than ever to ensure that the college campus, workplace and its members are aware of their role and responsibilities when it comes to suicide. We will explore the role of Behavioral Intervention Teams in both settings and review relevant legislation (Affordable Care Act, ADA, FERPA, HIPAA, etc.) Lastly, we will review risk management practices such as notification to next-of-kin and suicide prevention protocols.