This webinar will focus on five consent-related legal pitfalls that merit practical, preventive, solutions. Patient language and communication disparities and health illiteracy pose legal challenges to a completing a valid consent. Healthcare providers may rely on false expectations that the patient “understands,” when the opposite is true. Incomplete communications, delegating the process, and misuse of consent emergency exception all pose serious legal risk and may lead to litigation.
- Examine language, communication challenges and health illiteracy in the context of consent to treatment
- Discuss false premises about patient understanding of information in the consent process
- Explore the risks of a consent form in lieu of a completed consent process
- Discuss the risks of a delegated consent process to non-clinical personnel
- Examine misapplication of the emergency exception to the rules of consent
- Discuss practical strategies to address these five legal pitfalls areas
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Fay A. Rozovsky, JD, MPH, DFASHRM, President, The Rozovsky Group, Inc.
Ms. Rozovsky is President of The Rozovsky Group, Inc. An experienced healthcare risk management consultant and attorney, Ms. Rozovsky works with clients along the continuum of care, providing healthcare professionals, organizations and leadership with practical risk management and patient safety solutions.
Ms. Rozovsky has lectured extensively and authored or co-authored over five hundred articles and several books including Consent to Treatment: A Practical Guide, 5th Edition. This treatise on consent has been cited by many courts including the United States Supreme Court and in numerous law journal and academic publications.
A summa cum laude graduate of Providence College, Ms. Rozovsky received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. Ms. Rozovsky is admitted to the practice of law in Florida and Massachusetts.
Fay is a past-Chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Task Force of the American Health Lawyers Association. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and a Past President of the Society. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including ASRHM’s Distinguished Service Award and an honorary doctor of public health degree from Providence College for her work in healthcare risk management, patient safety and health law.