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‘Public Charge’ Rule: How to Communicate with Patients Webinar

Date: September 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Pacific Time



The Trump administration’s “public charge” rule stands to impact hospitals’ relationships with patients and the communities they serve. Under the rule, the federal government can deny immigrants U.S. entry or adjust their legal permanent resident status if they are determined likely to become public charges. The rule also jeopardizes the well-being of legal immigrants, spurring concerns that households may be fearful to seek needed health care in hospitals or may delay care until their conditions worsen.

The rule expands the list of programs that may be considered for determining “public charge” status, which now includes certain health care (including Medi-Cal), nutrition, and housing programs. If litigation does not prevent the rule from taking effect the policy will become effective on October 15. 

Plan to join us for this members-only forum to learn the details of the rule and how this may impact the patients that hospitals serve. Receive guidance on appropriate patient communications and referral resources for more complex patient circumstances.

Who Should Participate
Chief operating officers, on-site administrators, chief financial officers, patient financial services directors, privacy officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, compliance officers, emergency department medical directors, behavioral health directors, clinical operations executives, external communications executives, and in-house legal counsel.


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David Kane is a Staff Attorney with Western Center on Law and Poverty’s Health Team, with a focus on administrative advocacy, litigation, and support for California’s health care advocacy community. Previously, he was an attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County’s Health Consumer Center. 

Erin Quinn is Senior Staff Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Her work focuses on building the capacity of organizations and practitioners to assist immigrants. Ms. Quinn conducts training on immigration law throughout the United States, provides legal expertise through the ILRC’s Attorney of the Day program, and works on issues related to immigration status and health care.