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Web Seminar Focuses on Fundamentals of Consent and Advance Directives
Register online now for Oct. 1 program

CHA’s upcoming Principles of Consent and Advance Health Care Directives web seminar will use clear, simple terms to explain why and when consent is necessary, who may give consent, how consent for minors is different and procedures that require special consent. The seminar will also include a review of the authority of an advance health care directive and California’s Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form. To be held Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. – noon (PT), the program is designed for experienced professionals who want to refresh their understanding of the basic principles, as well as for those new to health care or the hospital setting.

Veteran faculty for the program include Susan Penney, JD, director of risk management for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) clinical enterprise, including UCSF’s Medical Center and Medical Group, San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Fresno. Penney is standing faculty for CHA’s annual Consent Law seminars, which draw nearly 1,000 attendees each year. Joining Penney is Lois Richardson, CHA’s vice president of privacy and legal publications/education. Richardson is the author and editor of CHA’s highly valued Consent Manual and other CHA legal publications.

For more information or to register, visit