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Risk Management Webinar Series | Guardianship, Capacity and Consent in Healthcare

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This session aims to describe the concept of consent within healthcare contexts, delving into the intricacies of capacity assessment for both minors and adults. It will address how incapacity is determined and the subsequent designation of decision-makers in such situations. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of pre-establishing a hierarchy of decision-makers before emergencies arise.

Furthermore, the session will encompass the essential components required for obtaining informed consent from patients, whether in inpatient or outpatient settings, including the legal considerations surrounding capacity assessment. The presenter will also introduce a roster of legal surrogates empowered to make decisions on behalf of incapacitated patients, explaining the circumstances necessitating their involvement and the role of legal guardians in the consent process.

Real-world scenarios from diverse healthcare settings will be presented to effectively illustrate these concepts.

Pending approval for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.

Moderator & Presenter

Nancy Connelly, RN, CPHRM, DFASHRM

Risk Management Consultant

Eric Rhoades, Esq.

Senior Partner / Shareholder, Armstrong, Donohue, Ceppos, Vaughan & Rhoades, Chartered