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Ethics, Law and Risk Management for Healthcare Providers

Sep 25 2009 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Course Number: 
NRS 770 A
Health Care

Featuring J. Emmet Burke, PhD, JD

In certain circumstances, the responsibility of health care providers and mental health professionals extends from providing treatment to meeting legal and ethical obligations imposed by state law and regulation and by professional codes of conduct.

This seminar will examine current legal and ethical issues concerning consent to treatment, confidentiality and privilege, dangerousness, court ordered treatment, child and vulnerable adult abuse and responding to court orders for testimony and medical records. Material will be presented concerning the judicial system and health-related statutes in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as relevant professional codes. Limiting licensing board exposure and civil liability will be discussed.

This is an excellent program for any professional working in healthcare, and is in part designed to help disciplines for which 3 hours of continuing education in ethics, law, professional conduct and/or risk management is a requirement to meet re-licensure mandates.

Continuing Education Credits:

Social Workers, Psychologists and Counselors/Therapists: Hagerstown Community College is automatically authorized to sponsor 3 Category 1 activities by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Psychologists, and Category A and B CEUs for Counselors and Therapists.

Chiropractors: Application has been made to the Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Massage Therapists: Application has been made to the Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Massage Therapy Program.

Maryland Dental Professionals: Application for 3 credits has been made to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, determination is pending.

Nurses & Nurse Practitioners: (3 contact hours) Maryland Community College Association for Continuing Education and Training is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Seminar Fee: $39.00 Fee includes continental breakfast, continuing education credits, certificate of attendance and handout manual.