This program is intended to provide a basic understanding of commonly encountered health law issues. Presentations will focus on issues related to HIPAA, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), health care regulators, and the interrelationship between health law and tort law. Ethical considerations, fraud and abuse concerns, and employment considerations will also be addressed. This seminar is a must for all attorneys, regardless of area of expertise, and is an excellent primer for attorneys entering the health care arena.
- Informed consent: adults, minors and others
- The 50-minute employment audit
- Fraud and abuse
- HIPAA overview and privacy
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Informed Consent: Adults, Minors And Others
A. Nature Of Informed Consent
B. Legal Requirements In Wisconsin
C. Decisional Adults
D. Incapacitated Adults
F. Documentation Of Consent
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
II. The 50-Minute Employment Audit
A. Hiring And Background Checks
B. Practical And Effective Policies
C. Disability And FMLA (When The Employee Becomes The Patient…)
D. Counseling And Discipline For Improvement
E. Union Organizing – Are You Prepared?
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. Fraud And Abuse; Stark II
A. False Claims
B. Fraudulent Billing
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
A. Overview Of EMTALA
B. Off-Campus Departments
C. On-Call Obligations
D. Reporting Obligations
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
V. HIPAA Overview
A. Purpose Of HIPAA
B. Statutory And Regulatory Framework
C. Recent And Pending Changes
D. Compliance Requirements
E. Penalties For Non-Compliance
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. HIPAA And Privacy
A. Protected Health Information
B. Identifying Confidential Communications
C. Business Associate Agreements
D. Privacy Laws At The State Level
E. Patient Rights