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TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other healthcare providers who must maintain knowledge about the legal implications of practice in healthcare.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

This is a legal risk management course designed to update anesthesia providers on the various legal issues that may be encountered and provide practical information for use in practice. Healthcare and law intersect on many different levels because of the complexity of federal and state regulations and a multitude of state laws regarding malpractice, contracts, and other areas of risk.

There are legal implications to almost every aspect of healthcare, and therefore, the importance of a general understanding of the substantial legal risks inherent to practice in healthcare cannot be overemphasized. Courses in Health Law are traditionally absent from training curricula in the healthcare professions.

This course will provide a concise overview for anesthesia providers and will be presented by an experienced anesthesia provider who has more than ten years of experience as a practicing New York attorney concentrating in healthcare law.

OBJECTIVES

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

Discuss the notions of liability and evidentiary burden.

Discuss how a lawsuit is commenced, what it means to ‘be served’ and the importance of a timely response to the outcome of a case.

Discuss the importance of the type of malpractice insurance carried and the pitfalls that may be encountered.

Explore the implications of risk management, apology and disclosure, mortality and morbidity discussions, and quality reports.

Discuss what a contract is and is not, including legal terms and how they pose risk to the provider.

Discuss why state boards and staff credentialing can be far more damaging to the healthcare provider than a malpractice suit.

Discuss how Human Resource Law is an evolving area of risk to all providers.

Discuss various federal regulations, provider risk and plan for compliance.

Legal Issues in Anesthesia Practice
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 8, 2019

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In - Continental Breakfast
  0755 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0800 Introduction to the American Legal System
  0830 Legal Process
  0900 Medical / Professional Malpractice
  1000 Break
  1015 Depositions and Trial
  1115 Lunch Break
  1215 Contracts
  1315 State Boards, Medical Staff Credentialing and Privileging and Your Risk
  1415 Break
  1430 Human Resources Law
  1500 Compliance with Federal Regulations: OSHA, DEA, HIPAA, Stark, Self-referral, False Claims
  1600 Basics of Corporate Structure
  1700 Basics of Criminal Law
  1730 Adjourn    
   

8 CME

8 Class A CEC

 
 

Disclaimer: The materials presented in this seminar are for educational purposes only and do not and must not in any way be construed to provide legal advice. There is no tax or accounting or investment advice offered in this seminar. Participants understand that the intent of this purely educational seminar is to gain an overview of legal topics which may be relevant to their professional practice. Participants understand that laws differ among the U.S. states and individual state laws will not be reviewed with particularity. Participants are directed to seek their own legal counsel for advice on any and all legal matters. The presenter reports no conflicts of interest.

 
  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  

FACULTY

James Emery Szalados, MD, JD, MBA, MHA,
FACHE, FCCP, FCCM, FCLM, FNCS
Attorney and Counselor at Law
The Szalados Law Firm, Hilton, New York
Director, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical / Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director, Neurocritical Care Program and Neurocritical Care Unit
Director, Telemedicine Critical Care Medicine Outreach Program
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Anesthesiologist
Rochester General Hospital at Rochester Regional Health System
Rochester, New York

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 8 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036787; Expiration Date 4/8/2019.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 8 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 8 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 February 7, 2019 to March 9, 2019. No refund after March 9, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

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Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

REGISTER EARLY

We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.