Pandemic Issues for Medical Staffs: Liability, Compliance and Policies

Elizabeth A. Snelson
Duration: 60 Minutes
Webinar Id: 602418
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)


When COVID-19 began its sweep through the country, hospitals took emergency steps that affected how medicine is practiced and patients are cared for in the hospital.

State and federal regulations were altered in response to the pandemic. Some changes are temporary, others are permanent, some have long-ranging effects-and medical staffs need to be prepared.

Why you should Attend:

This webinar will help hospital medical staffs prepare to handle:

  • Additional liability exposure resulting from triage decisions, case prioritization and restricted resources resulting from delays
  • Hospital Discipline related to PPE usage/shortage
  • Appropriate deployment of Temporary and Disaster Privileges to supplement medical staff needs during surge—if needed and appropriate
  • Credentialing changes due to state law executive order and legislation bringing changes to state licensure for physicians and other professionals and changes in scope of practice for advance practice clinicians
  • Meetings, hearings, voting and actions authority and confidentiality if done online

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • COVID 19 Changes in Law and Regulations
  • Physician Practice in Hospitals
  • Joint Commission Standards for Hospitals
  • Medical Staff Bylaws
  • Hospital Accreditation 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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