Education event

Consent Law Seminar
Serial consent, scope of practice, high utilizers, engaging law enforcement, homeless patient discharge, new laws and more!

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May 23, Oakland       
June 6, Sacramento
June 6, New Live Stream Option        

Overview

Decisions about who can consent to what procedures are critical to minimizing risk and often must be made under duress. Constantly changing regulations don’t help.

CHA’s Consent Law seminar will prepare you to make tough decisions with confidence. Expert faculty will bring you up to speed on the most important changes in consent law and hone your critical thinking skills with thought-provoking scenarios pulled from real-world experiences.

New: Free e-Pub Consent Manual
All registered attendees receive a free e-pub version of the 2019 Consent Manual. Now you can view the Consent Manual on a tablet, smart phone, laptop or desktop — on demand and optimized for each viewing experience.

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Recommended for:

Risk managers, health information officers, privacy officers, compliance officers, in-house legal counsel, health care attorneys, nurses and nurse managers, social workers, quality management staff, admissions staff, emergency department staff, discharge planners, clinical staff and administrators.

Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

New Laws and Updates

  • Employment/sexual harassment laws
  • The Patient’s Right to Know Act
  • CURES and opioid related laws
  • Minor’s rights
  • Reporting requirements for sexual assault
  • Hospital licensure approval process
  • New requirements for hospital nutrition, and more

New Laws Regarding Mental Health Patients, Part 1

  • Maternal mental health policies and protocols
  • 5150: application form, forced holds, serial holds, and myths examined
  • Denial of rights – when do certain “rights” attach?

New Laws Regarding Mental Health Patients, Part 2

  • Using imbedded County psychiatric emergency treatment teams (PET teams) in your ED
  • Ligature risk, telepsychiatry, and looking to the future

Critical Thinking Part One: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘N Roll

  • Protecting patients from sexual assault – allowing sexual relations in the hospital?
  • Dealing with unintended consequences of new opioid rules
  • Patients admitted from an outside facility with drugs “on board”
  • Patients without identities – strategies for locating surrogates
  • Identifying surrogates, debunking “next of kin” myths
  • Discrimination – when patient demands conflict with policy and the law

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Hosted Luncheon

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Confidentiality Stress Points and Challenges

  • Basic Rules – HIPAA, state and federal privacy protections
  • Disclosures among health care providers
  • Disclosures to “whole person care” teams and other multi-disciplinary social service programs
  • Disclosures to law enforcement and probation
  • Subpoenas

Consent 201: Varying Scenarios

  • Homeless discharge
  • Rights of the deceased
  • Police access to patients
  • Scope of practice for nurses
  • Attorney rights with a minor
  • Serial consent and informed refusal
  • Patient belongings search

Critical Thinking Part Two: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

  • To pay or not to pay – glasses, hearing aids, dentures, etc.
  • Your foreign body found by another hospital – what now? 
  • BOLO’s (Be On the Look-Out)
  • Protecting patients from financial abuse and neglect
  • “E”-consults
  • Domestic violence issues

Faculty

Susan Penney is the executive director of risk management for the UCSF clinical enterprise, including the UCSF Medical Center (UCSF Parnassus, Mt. Zion), Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco at Mission Bay and Oakland, the UCSF Medical Group and associated professional liability programs. 

Linda Garrett of Garrett Consulting Group, LLC, provides risk management consulting services to more than 45 county public health, mental health and correctional health care programs in addition to several county hospitals. Ms. Garrett’s work includes providing training and consultation on a variety of medical/legal topics to health care providers, administrators, compliance and privacy officers and QA/QI coordinators.

Sites

April 17
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport

222 N. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764

April 18
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

April 25 
DoubleTree by Hilton
Fresno Convention Center

2233 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721

May 15 
Hilton Pasadena

168 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

May 16 
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

May 23 
Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

June 6
Sacramento Convention Center

1401 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

June 6
New! Live Stream Option
Hear and view the seminar from the convenience of your office or conference room

Tuition/CEs

Tuition fees are for in-person seminars or Live Stream event on June 6

*Members $360 
**Nonmembers $570
*Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies.
**Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember California hospitals.

Tuition includes: free e-pub version of the 2019 Consent Manual,
CEs and lunch.

Add On: Order a 2019 Consent Manual — Print Version: Each registered attendee receives a free e-pub version of the Consent Manual.
Print manuals are also available to order for:
+ $70 members
+ $150 nonmembers 

Manuals will be shipped separately after the event. 

Note: special pricing is for the registered attendee only; limit one print manual per registrant.

Presentations will be available online only: You will receive an email before the event with instructions on how to download the presentations to your laptop/tablet for viewing on-site or to print and bring with you. Be sure to download the materials in advance; WiFi access on-site may be limited.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payment: A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more days prior to the scheduled session and emailed to education@calhospital.org. No refunds will be made after these dates for in-person or Live Stream events. Substitutions are encouraged. 

Please note: payment is due on or before the program. Payments not received by the seminar date may be subject to a 10% late fee. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.

Quality Assurance/Grievance: We welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns or dissatisfaction with the quality of a CHA education program please contact Robyn Thomason, Director, Education at (916) 552-7514 or email rthomason@calhospital.org. The CHA education quality assurance/grievance policy is available upon request by emailing rthomason@calhospital.org.

Photo and/or Live Stream Video Release: CHA may photograph and/or Live Stream this event. If you prefer not to be photographed or visible during the Live Stream, please email CHA at education@calhospital.org.

Continuing Education

Full attendance at the educational session or Live Stream event is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education. Attendees must sign in at the seminar and, when required, include state bar or professional license number. Live Stream participants must attest to participation in post-event survey. CE certificates will be emailed. 

Behavioral/Social Work — Course meets the qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CHA is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs or LCSWs. Provider approval number 128427. CHA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Learning objectives: At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe new laws impacting health care providers and know which workplace practices to revise to maintain compliance.
  • Summarize challenges and requirements regarding scope of practices for nurses, serial consent, informed refusal and attorney rights with a minor.
  • Describe recent changes in privacy and confidentiality laws, and articulate the disclosures required among health care providers and for law enforcement agencies.
  • Understand changes to consent laws pertaining to voluntary and involuntary mental health patients, as well as protocols for engaging county behavioral health resources.
  • Provide examples of actions to be taken when discharging a homeless person, searching patient belongings, addressing the rights of the deceased, and accommodating law enforcement requests for access to patients.

Compliance The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® has approved this event for up to 6.6  live CCB CEUs. Continuing Education Units are awarded based on individual attendance records. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of this event content or of the event sponsor.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 5.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education Credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education Credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Health Information — This program has been approved for 5.5 continuing education unit(s) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Legal — CHA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This participatory activity has been approved for 5.5 hours of MCLE credit. Provider #1980.

Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #11924, for 6.6 Contact Hours.

Risk Manager — This program has been approved for a total of 5.5 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward  toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of Fellow (FASHRM) and Distinguished Fellow (DFASHRM) and towards Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Mangement (CPHRM) renewal.

Live Stream Info

Live Stream is here! Why? Because Live Stream allows you to hear and view the seminar from the convenience of your own office or conference room. Plus, multiple people can experience the seminar with a single registration fee. Live Stream attendees can ask questions during the program, just like in-person attendees, and have the same access to presentations as in-person attendees.

Live Stream tuition entitles the registrant to:

  • a single connection to the event (NOTE: don’t risk your connection by sharing with others only one connection will be allowed in.)
  • CEs (you must attest to participation to receive CE credit), and
  • a single e-pub version of CHA’s 2019 Consent Manual.

Additional Participants needing CEs and e-pub or print manual 
Live Stream participants who are not the registered attendee may receive CEs for $35 each. Individuals requesting CE credit must attest to their participation in the Live Stream event and pay by credit card. Live Stream participants who are not the registered attendee may purchase copies of the 2019 Consent Manual, e-pub and/or print, at www.calhospital.org/consent.

E-pub Info

CHA is excited to offer electronic versions of its publications through the free CHA Manuals App. The CHA Manuals App delivers content to tablet, smart phone, laptop or desktop, on demand. E-pub content may also be accessed in an offline mode when an Internet connection is not available.

How to Get your e-Pub Consent Manual
Following each seminar, registered attendees will receive an email with a link to the CHA Manual App where they can register to access their free e-pub version of CHA’s 2019 Consent Manual. 

Still Want a Print Consent Manual?
Each registered attendee receives a free e-pub version of the Consent Manual.
Print manuals are also available to order for:
+ $70 members
+ $150 nonmembers 

Manuals will be shipped separately after the event. 

Note: special pricing is for the registered attendee only; limit one print manual per registrant.

CHA members interested in posting a PDF of any CHA manual to an Intranet should contact Bob Mion at 916-552-7508 or bmion@calhospital.org.

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