The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the world of medicine. Depending on the epidemiology in your jurisdiction, in all likelihood, you were required to close down in-person visits and non-urgent treatments in your office or surgicenter. As restrictions ease across our area, this has brought on new challenges and questions – how do I reopen my practice safely for staff and patients? Am I liable if a patient or employee contracts the virus while in the practice? How do I utilize telehealth to reach those patients who still might be high-risk?
In this course, Maryland attorney John T. Sly of the law firm Waranch & Brown, L.L.C., will assist you in navigating recent executive orders from Maryland and Virginia, infection control parameters from OSHA, CDC guidance on safely resuming in-person care, will discuss issues with telehealth and other concerns you may have while you consider reopening your medical practice in the face of COVID-19.
Upon completion of this internet activity enduring material, program participants will be better able to:
- Understand the basic safety rules and concepts for reopening medical practices
- Know the process for enhanced informed consent
- Recognize and navigate the issues with telehealth
- Make sense of Good Samaritan and immunity laws, and understand your responsibility to your employees
Please note: this course does not qualify for the Risk Management premium discount.