Disruptive Practitioners: Legal Issues & Solutions for your Code of Conduct and Medical Staff Policies

Elizabeth A. Snelson
Duration: 60 Minutes
Webinar Id: 602933
Instructor: Elizabeth A. Snelson

Price Details

Recorded Webinar
$179. One Attendee
$379. Unlimited Attendees

Unlimited Attendees: Any number of participants

Recorded Version: Unlimited viewing for 6 months (Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)


Problems caused by professional misconduct range from patient care jeopardized by victimized providers to liability for harassment in this era of #MeToo.

However, outbursts and other inappropriate behavior can be symptoms of physician burnout or undiagnosed physical conditions. Conduct can be subjective; claims can result from retaliation or malice.

Monitoring the work readiness of physicians and other providers can be a huge responsibility involving credentialing and other peer review.

Hospital Codes of Compliance may be drafted to address only employees conduct while medical staff bylaws often fail to address conduct as subject to corrective action-or both could purport to govern physician behavior but under contradicting and inconsistent requirements and procedures.

This webinar will instruct attendees on appropriate policies and procedures to prevent and address physician and other provider disruptive behavior.

Why you should Attend:

Hospitals and other facilities face liability when health care is endangered by the conduct on the part of physicians and other medical staff members and clinical employees.

Not only can quality be jeopardized by inappropriate touching, intimidating comments, threats, and other unprofessional behavior, but hospitals and facilities can also be liable for harassment and fostering an unhealthy work environment.

Joint Commission calls on hospital management, boards and medical staff leaders to implement codes of conduct.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Legal responsibility for disruptive behavior
  • Peer review protection for corrective action for actions based on conduct
  • Hospital accreditation requirements
  • Dangerous inconsistencies between hospital policy and medical staff requirements

Who Will Benefit:

  • Medical Staff President
  • Bylaws Committee Chair
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Vice President of Medical Affairs
  • Chief of Staff
  • Director of Medical Staff
  • Medical Staff Attorney
  • Hospital Counsel
  • Medical Staff Manager

Speaker Profile
Elizabeth A.Snelson represents medical staffs across the country, focusing on medical staff bylaws, and works for medical societies on medical staff issues. A frequent speaker on medical staff legal issues, Ms Snelson presents at medical staff leadership retreats, and in programs sponsored by state medical staff services associations and medical societies, the American Medical Association, the American Bar Association, and other organizations.

She is Past President of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, Vice President of the ABA’s Physician Issues Interest Group, and serves Of Counsel to the Minneapolis law firm of Lockridge Grindal Nauen. She was a member of the Joint Commission’s MS 01.01.01 Task Force. Her articles on medical staff legal issues have appeared in various publications. She is the author of The Physicians’ Guide to Medical Staff Organization Bylaws, published by AMA, the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws, the North Carolina Medical Society’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws, and other model medical staff documents.

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