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New Legal Requirements, Policy Changes Impact Physician Reporting
Feb. 13 webinar will explain new reporting parameters

New physician reporting requirements established in California Business & Professions Code Section 805.01 by Senate Bill 798 (Chapter 775, Statutes of 2017) expand the scope of liability for hospital leadership and significantly increase potential fines — up to $100,000 per incident — for failure to report specific physician professional review actions and findings, and certain privilege-related actions, when imposed or voluntarily accepted for a medical disciplinary cause or reason. CHA will hold a webinar Feb. 13 from 1:30-3 p.m. (PT) to discuss how these new requirements, as well as updates to National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) policy, impact physician reporting obligations.

Program faculty include representatives from the Medical Board of California, NPDB and Arent Fox LLP, who will discuss how the new law and policy changes affect the reporting process; the legal implications for hospitals and their leadership; when reporting is necessary; and what can happen if a report is not submitted to the NPDB or the medical board.

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