Resolve Informed Consent Violations to Avoid Legal Nightmares

Length: 60 Minutes Expert: Jeana Singleton, JD

Your medical practice is likely violating patient consent laws every single day. Sure, all of your patients sign a consent form, but complying with patient consent laws includes much more than this.

Before any medical service, your patients MUST truly understand what they’re consenting to. Although this may seem somewhat basic, you’d be surprised how many times a day you’re not in compliance with the nuances of patient consent laws. Numerous situations require you to modify your process to ensure compliance, such as the capacity to consent, hearing and vision-impaired patients, minors, parent disagreements, etc.

Getting consent is so much more than just quickly discussing risks and having your patients sign a form, but this is typically what happens. This exposes your practice to steep civil penalties and possibly even criminal violations that can easily be practice-ending. So, how can your practice stay on the right side of this complex issue?

This is where healthcare attorney Jeana Singleton, Esq., can help. During her 60-minute online training, Jeana will simplify the complexities of informed consent laws specifically for medical practices. She’ll cut through the legalese of informed consent laws and break down exactly how you can comply. You’ll receive easy-to-digest strategies, tips, and checklists that will help you avoid informed consent law accusations, violations, and penalties.

Check out just a few of the step-by-step, plain-English informed consent law compliance tactics that Jeana will share with you during her 60-minute session:

  • Pin down exactly when informed consent is required and when it’s not
  • Determine which patients have the capacity to consent and which don’t
  • Comply with informed consent requirements for minor patients
  • Protect your practice family member accusations when elderly patients are incapacitated
  • Create a documentation template that complies with every informed consent encounter
  • Reduce your liability when there is an informed consent mistake
  • Bulletproof your practice’s informed consent policies
  • Identify exactly what you must discuss (and document) during consent conversations
  • Recognize how the rules change in emergency or urgent care situations
  • Get providers and staff to comply with your informed consent policy every time
  • Define what qualifies as valid consent from patients
  • Differentiate federal, state, and local consent rules to comply with all of them
  • Protect yourself from malpractice accusations with ironclad documentation
  • And much, much more…

IMPORTANT: Getting informed consent means so much more than simply having your patients sign a form. Each patient encounter is unique, and your informed consent process must be compliant in each situation. Failure to identify these nuances and modify your informed consent process accordingly exposes your practice to very real dangers regardless of your specialty, size, or location.

Don’t make the mistake of allowing your practice to use cookie-cutter informed consent forms and think that you are compliant. Or worse, you have a compliant informed consent policy, but your staff and providers fail to follow it regularly. In both situations, your practice is at very high risk of ending up in a compliance nightmare.

Violating informed consent laws is easy. But it can also be easy to comply with these laws – if you know how. With a little assistance from healthcare attorney Jeana Singleton, Esq., you CAN master the complexities of informed consent and reduce your practice’s legal risk.

This attorney-led training may be among the most important sessions you’ve ever attended. Don’t wait. Sign up today!

Meet Your Expert

Jeana Singleton
JDMember and General Counsel, Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC

Jeana is a Member of Brennan, Manna & Diamond, as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves as the firm’s General Counsel. Her practice includes counseling businesses, providers and other healthcare organizations on legal issues that impact their performance.

With over a decade of experience, Jeana helps clients navigate regulatory updates, the growth of consumer-driven health practices, and the rapid advancement in technology-based medicine including telemedicine, orthopedic implants, and other medical technologies advancements.

Jeana regularly presents on topics such as compliance, clinical transformation, operational integration, regulatory issues and guidelines, revenue cycles and other related subjects that are redefining healthcare and how it is managed. Staying relevant in a transforming industry is key to sustainability and the value that Jeana offers.


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