CHA News Article

CHA’s Annual Consent Law Seminar Series to Begin in April

CHA has set six dates for the popular Consent Law Seminar to be held throughout California beginning April 17 in San Diego. Additional dates are April 18 in Ontario, April 30 in Pasadena, May 16 in Costa Mesa, May 29 in Sacramento, and May 30 in San Ramon. The seminar offers an in-depth view of consent and related health care law. Many sessions will use case scenarios to illustrate complexities of the law, challenge participant analysis and decision making, and clarify legal issues.

Participants also will learn about the new HIPAA/HITECH law and how it can be operationalized for everyday situations, including breaches, business associate agreements and patient access to e-PHI. The popular critical thinking session has been expanded this year to include more out-of-the-ordinary consent situations such as managing disruptive patients, identity theft, loss of patient property and social media issues. The program also features sessions on reporting data, the expanding role of non-physician practitioners, and new laws and health issue updates.

Seminar faculty include Peggy Nakamura, RN, JD, assistant vice president, chief risk officer and associate counsel at Adventist Health; Suzanne van Hall, JD, private practice attorney of van Hall Law Office; and Susan Penney, JD, director of risk management for the University of California San Francisco clinical enterprises (Northern California seminars).

Free Consent Law Manual
All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of CHA’s updated 2013 Consent Manual, the most comprehensive and acclaimed resource available to hospitals on patient consent for medical treatment and related health care law.

A seminar brochure will be mailed soon.  For more information or to register, visit Contact: Liz Mekjavich, (916) 552-7500,