Live Workshop: The Role of Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Preventing Gun Violence

Presented by: Lisa Geller, MPH, Director of State Affairs, and Jen Pauliukonis, MD, Director of Policy and Programming, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions

Earn 1.5 FREE CEs

Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs)—often known as “red flag laws”— are legally issued civil orders that allow people on the front lines to ask the court to temporarily restrict access to guns for individuals at risk of harming themselves or others. 

As several states currently consider ERPOs for the first time and others update existing legislation, the early experiences of clinician petitioners provide key insights for future implementation. 

Join us for an overview of ERPOs, with a focus on how the law works in Maryland. We will review the information healthcare providers need to make informed decisions about using this tool in their clinical practice and how they can help keep their patients safe from gun violence.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe what Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) are and how to decide when they are an appropriate tool.
  2. Discuss Maryland’s ERPO law and how it compares to ERPO laws in other states.
  3. Differentiate between ERPOs and other state-level firearm removal policies.
Approval Statements: 

Psychologist Statement:
Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 1.5 NBCC clock hours.