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Web Seminar Will Provide Refresher Course on Consent Principles, Advance Health Care Directives

CHA’s web seminar on the principles of consent and advance health care directives is tailored to two audiences: experienced health care professionals who want to refresh their understanding and those new to the hospital or health care setting.

In clear and simple terms, expert faculty will explain why and when consent is necessary, who may give consent, how consent for minors is different, the role of physicians in obtaining consent, documentation requirements for hospitals, and procedures that require special consent. 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, DFASHRM, CPHRM, 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 (UCSF) clinical enterprises, including UCSF’s Medical Center and Medical Group, San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Fresno.

The seminar is appropriate for nurses, nurse managers and supervisors, admissions staff, health information staff, social workers and case managers, quality management staff, risk managers, health care attorneys and executives taking administrative call.

The web seminar will be held Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $185 for members and $275 for nonmembers; multiple staff may gather and participate from one location for one registration fee. For more information or to register, go to Contact: Amy Larsen, (916) 552-7508,