Intersection Between Nursing and the Law Update

December 02, 2014 | 6.0 General CLE Credits; 6.0 Nursing CEU Credits

Sponsored by the Washington State Chapter of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and Seattle University School of Law this annual program addresses the intersection between law and nursing. This year’s program will look at important topics related to licensure, Americans with Disabilities Act and how Hospital consolidation is impacting nursing practice and access to care.

Overview

Sponsored by the Washington State Chapter of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and Seattle University School of Law

9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.

This annual program addresses the intersection between law and nursing: the 2014 program will look at important topics related to licensure, Americans with Disabilities Act and how Hospital consolidation is impacting nursing practice and access to care.

Agenda

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Coffee Service

8:55 a.m.
Program Introduction and Welcome

Sofia Aragon, JD, RN Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor, Washington State Nurses Association
Susan Matt, PhD, JD, MN, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor & Chair, Adult Health Department, Seattle University College of Nursing

9:00 a.m.
Part One: Intersection Between Law and Nursing Update: Hot topics in nurse licensure defense

Gerald Tarutis, Tarutis & Brunstrom, P.S

10:00 a.m.
BREAK

10:15 a.m.
How the Americans with Disabilities Act is applied to health care employers hiring nurses with disabilities

  • Employers' obligations and the nurses' rights with respect to accommodation.

Brendon Taga, Assistant Dean, Seattle University College of Education

11:15 a.m.
What ARNPs Need to Know about Marijuana

Louise Kaplan, Ph.D., ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, Director of RN-to-BSN program, St. Martin's University

12:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m.
Part Two: Hospital Consolidation: Legal and ethical issues for nursing practice and access to care.
Within the last few years, Washington's 99 hospitals have consolidated into 5 major hospital systems. What issues are nursing and patients facing in an era of consolidation?

  • The hospital perspective: WA State Hospital Association
  • Court challenge to the WA State Department of Health's use of the Certificate of Need to assure transparency of patient services such as family planning and end of life care.

Taya Briley, RN, MN, JD General Legal Counsel, Washington State Hospital Association
Joyce Roper, Senior Assistant Attorney General

3:00 p.m.
BREAK

3:15 p.m.
Hospital Consolidation: Legal and ethical issues for nursing practice and access to care (continued)

  • Ethical implications for nursing practice, Jamie Lynn Shirley, University of Washington School of Nursing
  • State approaches to safeguarding patient rights in health care decisions. WA American Civil Liberties Union
  • Current court challenges to hospital affiliations.

Jamie Lynn Shirley, PhD, RN, School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell
Carson Flora, Scherwin Campbell Bernard Iglitzin & Lavitt
Leah Rutman, ACLU of Washington

5:00 p.m.
Evaluations and Adjourn

Presenters

Program Chairpersons

Sofia Aragon, JD, RN Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor, Washington State Nurses Association
Susan Matt, PhD, JD, MN, RN, CNE, Associate Professor & Chair, Adult Health Department, Seattle University College of Nursing

Presenters

Taya Briley, RN, MN, JD General Legal Counsel, Washington State Hospital Association

Carson Flora, Scherwin Campbell Bernard Iglitzin & Lavitt

Louise Kaplan, Ph.D., ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, Director of RN-to-BSN program, St. Martin's University

Joyce Roper, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Washington State Attorney General's Office

Jamie Lynn Shirley, PhD, RN, School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell

Brendon Taga, Associate Dean, Seattle University College of Education

Gerald Tarutis, Tarutis & Brunstrom, P.S

Pricing

General Registration - $225.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $195.00

Washington State Chapter of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Members - $195.00

Live Webcast - $225.00

Free in-person-only registration for SU Faculty, Staff and Current Students (space limited)