CHA News Article

Web Seminar to Explain Principles of Consent and Advance Directives
Sept. 8, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

CHA will hold a web seminar Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon to help hospital staff gain a better understanding of the principles of patient consent for health care treatment and the laws governing advance health care directives. The program is appropriate for experienced professionals and those new to health care or hospital settings.

Participants will learn why and when consent is necessary, who may give consent, how consent for minors is different, the role of the physician in obtaining consent, documentation requirements for hospitals, and procedures that require special consent. A review of the authority of an advance health care directive, issues regarding who may be an agent or surrogate, and the hospital’s duty as a health care provider also will be addressed.

Veteran faculty will include Peggy Nakamura, JD, RN, assistant vice president, chief risk officer and counsel at Adventist Health, and Susan Penney, JD, director of risk management for the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) clinical enterprise, including the UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Medical Group, San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Fresno.

Tuition for the program is $185 for members and $275 for nonmembers; multiple staff may participate from one location for one registration fee. For more information or to register, go to