Webinar on Demand: Documenting End of Life Decisions: The California Landscape
CHIA Product Code: WEB104
Webinar Date: January 25, 2017
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Join us for an informative webinar addressing patient End-of-Life decisions, documentation and reporting requirements.
There are a number of ways in which a person can provide directions for end of life decisions when the person is no longer competent. Advance Health Care Directives provide patients with the right to give instructions about their health care, including, end-of-life care and to appoint an agent to make such decisions on their own behalf.
Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) treatment forms provide for physician instructions regarding end-of-life decisions. Effective January 1, 2016, nurse practitioners and physician assistants (under the direction of a physician and within their scope of practice) are authorized to sign the POLST (Physician’s Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) form and make them an actionable medical order (AB 637). The Prehospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) forms allow a person to express wishes regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a non-medical setting.
The California End of Life Option Act (AB X2-15) went into effect on June 9, 2016. Associated with this act are documentation and CDPH reporting requirements impacting health care providers.
This program will cover important information concerning the health record:
- Advance Directives documentation requirements
- Physician’s Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
- Prehospital DNR
- The five (5) End of Life Options Act forms and CDPH reporting requirements
Allan D. Jergesen
Partner, Hanson Bridgett, LLP
Allan is an accomplished attorney with experience in all areas of health law, as well as in the senior housing and long-term care field. His health industry client list spans hospitals, health systems, medical groups, hospices, adult day health centers and home health agencies. These clients depend on Allan for advice on governance issues, joint ventures, licensing and certification, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, physician relations, contracts, bioethics, health information, psychiatric law and informed consent. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.
Allan also is involved actively in senior housing and long-term care. His clients look to him for advice and representation concerning the development of new retirement facilities. His work in this area covers corporate formation, licensing, for-profit and nonprofit tax questions and the drafting of resident agreements. In addition, he has given extensive advice concerning the legal aspects of day-to-day operations as they relate to corporate issues, medical treatment questions, residents' rights, contract disputes and governmental relations. Allan provides legal advice to LeadingAge California and is a member of the Legal Section of LeadingAge.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Health Information Directors/Managers, Quality/Performance Improvement professionals, Case Managers, Utilization Review Managers/Coordinators, Social Workers, Patient Registration, Compliance Officers
This program is approved for 2 CEUs by AHIMA, AAPC and BRN. HIM Domain: External Forces.