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Who Speaks for the Clinically Silenced? When Life Sustaining Treatment Decisions Risk Liability

June 13, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

June 13, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Increasingly, post-acute and long term care providers are faced with the need for individualized direction for resident care at the end of life. From simple DNR forms and MOLSTs (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) to more complicated health care directives and decision-making authority granted by state law, providers are charged with knowing when advance directives are enforceable, how they should be implemented and when decisions can be made with or without a guardianship. As a result, the number of cases across the nation continue to grow in which families have sued health care providers for providing life-sustaining treatment when a resident has expressed a lawful desire to forgo any such measures and where families challenge providers seeking to honor the wishes of incapacitated individuals under their care.

Drawing on years of experience working with post-acute and long term care providers, this webinar focuses on the enforceability of advance directives and other health care-related decision-making tools and examines the manner in which government surveyors and courts treat claims of "too much care" or challenges to providers who act for incapacitated residents.

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Heather Stripling
T: 205.250.8332
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