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  • Legal Issues Surrounding Hospital and Physician

  • Hosted By:
  • ComplianceOnline
  • Start:
  • Thursday - Apr 17, 2014 10:00 AM
  • End Time:
  • Thursday - Apr 17, 2014 11:00 AM
  • Location:
  • Online
  • This webinar will explain the relationship both historically and currently between a hospital, its medical staff and its physicians. It will help attendees understand what is required by the hospital and its medical staff to meet the requirements of the “corporate responsibility doctrine.”

    Why Should You Attend:
    It is extremely important for hospital executives as well as medical staff leadership to have a good understanding of the relationship between the hospital, its medical staff and its physicians. The foundation of that relationship and the basis for these requirements rests on the legal responsibility of the hospital for the care provided by the physicians and the medical staff. To fully appreciate and have a true perspective of the basis of the current law, one must have an appreciation of the historical relationship between the physician and the hospital. Further, to see this relationship in the proper context, the roles each plays under the "corporate responsibility doctrine" must be analyzed. Failure to do so can result in unintended consequences.
    The focus of this webinar is on the relationship between the hospital, its medical staff and its physicians. By attending this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of what is required by the hospital and its medical staff to meet the requirements of the “corporate responsibility doctrine”. Learn how to protect the organization from claims by malpractice plaintiffs as well as sanctioned physicians who allege lack of due process and/or collusion to deprive them of their privileges.

    Areas Covered in the Webinar:
    -A historical review of the relationship between the hospital and the medical staff.
    -The development of the “corporate responsibility doctrine.”
    -Issues relating to the tort of “negligent credentialing.”
    -The development of medical staff bylaws that provide adequate due process.
    -The development of a fair hearing plan that spells out how peers review due process is to be implemented.
    -A brief review of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act and its peer review requirements.
    -A review of recent case law dealing with peer review issues.
    -Recommendations regarding how to develop a productive medical staff relationship.

    Who Will Benefit:
    -Hospital executives who are involved in peer review activities.
    -Physicians, particularly those in medical staff leadership positions.
    -Medical department directors and department managers.
    -Hospital staff in medical staff supportive positions.
    -Attorneys who represent the medical staff.

    Instructor Profile:
    William Mack Copeland, MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC. Mr. Copeland is also president of Executive & Managerial Development Group, a consulting entity providing peer review and medical staff related services. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Bill is a frequent author and speaker on health law topics. A former hospital chief executive officer, Bill is a life fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was awarded the American College of Health Care Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award in 2007. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American, Ohio and Cincinnati Bar Associations.
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