Medication-Related Laws: From Due Process to Informed Consent

Deana Johnson, JD

Vice President and General Counsel, Centurion, LLC/MHM SERVICES, INC.

A significant number of correctional health care lawsuits stem from dissatisfaction over medication choice–for example, the patient is not getting their drug of choice, or the provider is dealing with someone incapable of making good medical decisions. This webinar explores some of the more common medication-related claims, including (1) involuntary medication, (2) health care proxies, (3) medication noncompliance and resulting discontinuation and (4) informed consent. After reviewing the federal and state laws on these topics, Ms. Johnson will discuss best practices and how to lessen litigation risk.

Educational Objectives

• Examine the federal due process requirements surrounding involuntary medication in the correctional environment

• Cite the factors that courts examine to determine if a patient is competent to make medical decisions or whether a health care proxy should be appointed

Discuss how to create documentation to support your decision to discontinue a patient’s medication due to noncompliance

About the presenter

Deana Johnson, JD, is vice president and general counsel for Centurion, LLC, where she heads the legal department. Areas of responsibility include risk management, claims management, contracts, corporate transactions, litigation management and more. Overall, she has 30 years of experience in correctional health care litigation. She is a frequent and popular speaker at NCCHC education conferences.

Webinar Fee:

$59, includes the powerpoint presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.0 hour for ACCME, ANCC, APA and CCHP

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When and Where
  • 12/12/2019 1:00 PM CST
  • 12/12/2019 2:00 PM CST
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL