Medical Liability and COVID-19

The Doctors Company is proud to present our Annual Northwest Fall Seminar Series in a new format for 2020. Please join us at one of the 10 optional dates below for an exceptional virtual education experience.

Purpose

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout communities, healthcare providers are on the front lines of this pandemic, providing medical care, insight, and comfort at a time when it is desperately needed. Now, as practices are resuming care, questions about patient safety and fears of surging malpractice litigation cast a shadow as patients reenter the medical office. This program discusses the new standard of care when treating patients after COVID-19, informed consent, and what types of medical-legal claims can be expected post-COVID-19.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Develop an action plan to implement the new standard of care required of medical offices.
  • Identify and share with others the top medical liability risks in resuming patient care after COVID-19.
  • Actively learn to minimize the risk of an allegation of contracting COVID-19 in your facility.
  • Be vigilant of the challenges other physicians are encountering around the country.
  • Explain what future medical liability claims may look like due to COVID-19.

Presenters

  • Michelle Swift, RN, JD
    Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager
    The Doctors Company
  • Richard Cahill, Esq
    Vice President and Associate General Counsel
    The Doctors Company

Schedule

Webinar Date Pacific Time Mountain Time Central Time
Medical Liability and COVID-19 September 2 7:00AM 8:00AM 9:00AM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 September 17 12:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 September 22 5:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 September 30 7:00AM 8:00AM 9:00AM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 October 8 11:00AM 12:00PM 1:00PM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 October 15 5:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 October 20 11:00AM 12:00PM 1:00PM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 October 28 12:00PM 1:00PM 2:00PM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 November 5 5:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM
Medical Liability and COVID-19 November 17 5:00PM 6:00PM 7:00PM
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Qualify for a 5 Percent Premium Credit

Eligible members in AK, CO, GU, HI, IA, ID, MN, MT, ND, NE, OR, SD, UT, WA*, and WY who attend a seminar may qualify for a 5 percent premium credit at their next renewal.


*For Washington Providers:

RCW 48.22.080
Health care liability risk management training program.

Effective July 1, 1994, a casualty insurer's issuance of a new medical malpractice policy or renewal of an existing medical malpractice policy to a physician or other independent health care practitioner shall be conditioned upon that practitioner's participation in, and completion of, an insurer-designed health care liability risk management training program once every three years. Completion of said training program during 1994 shall satisfy the first three-year training requirement. The risk management training shall provide information related to avoiding adverse health outcomes resulting from substandard practice and minimizing damages associated with the adverse health outcomes that do occur. For purposes of this section, "independent health care practitioners" means those health care practitioner licensing classifications designated by the department of health in rule pursuant to *RCW 18.130.330.


The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for one 1.0 continuing education credit.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.