#MeToo and Medical Staffs: Handling Allegations of Physician Sexual Misconduct

Complying With Reporting Requirements, Conducting Peer Review, Addressing Privileges

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide counsel to healthcare systems and providers with guidance on policies and procedures to address allegations of physician sexual misconduct. The panel will discuss investigations, reporting requirements, and the impact on privileges, as well as examine recent cases.

Description

The recent Dr. Larry Nassar case as well as the #MeToo movement has significantly increased attention on sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, and inspired many victims to come forward and report sexual assault. Healthcare providers, hospitals, and health systems are rushing to ensure appropriate handling of sexual misconduct allegations.

Many healthcare providers are revisiting and revamping their policies and procedures regarding incidents of alleged sexual misconduct. Such allegations may trigger peer review proceedings, which are confidential and conducted separately from a human resources investigation.

Further, hospitals and health systems must comply with state and federal reporting requirements as well as applicable National Practitioner Data Bank reporting guidelines.

Whether the misconduct is alleged by other medical staff or employees or patients, counsel to the healthcare organizations must ensure processes are in place to handle claims of sexual misconduct and investigate allegations.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses policies and procedures hospitals and health systems should have in place as well as investigations of alleged sexual misconduct. The panel will also examine recent cases and address the fallout from alleged misconduct, including the impact on privileges and state and federal reporting requirements.

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Outline

  1. Policies and procedures to address sexual misconduct
    1. By medical staff/employees
    2. By patients
  2. Peer review process
  3. Reporting requirements
    1. State
    2. Federal
    3. NPDB

Benefits

The panel will review these and other relevant topics:

  • What policies and procedures should be in place to address physician sexual misconduct?
  • When should the peer review process be implemented?
  • What are the best practices for handling allegations of physician sexual misconduct?
  • What reporting is required?

Faculty

Alexander, Sherri
Sherri T. Alexander

Shareholder
Polsinelli

Ms. Alexander representing healthcare clients in complex cases involving antitrust, tort, and breach of contract claims...  |  Read More

Angell, Alexis
Alexis L. Angell

Atty
Polsinelli

Ms. Angell represents healthcare clients in complex commercial litigation cases and advises peer review committees on...  |  Read More

Dordeski, Mercedes
Mercedes Varasteh Dordeski

Corporate Counsel
Behavioral Health Professionals

Ms. Dordeski has served as BHPI’s Associate Corporate Counsel since 2017.  Previously, she was a member of...  |  Read More

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