Medicolegal Quicksand: The Patient
1 hour Audio and Power Point Presentation
Recorded April 28, 2015
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Outline the law as it relates to urgent care centers as opposed to emergency departments.
- List the elements on how to write up against medical advice cases.
- Evaluate duty to third parties, both named and unnamed.
- Properly discharge a patient against medical advice.
- Recognize their role as agents of the state.
Gregory L. Henry, MD, FACEP
Gregory L. Henry, MD, FACEP, was the former Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beyer Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan where he held the position for 21 years. Dr. Henry serves academically as Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Henry was the past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians where he served as Chairman of the Long Range Policy Committee. Dr. Henry has also been a representative for ACEP through the 'Brain Attack' working group at the National Institute of Health. Dr. Henry has lectured at over 100 residency programs in emergency medicine and to over 250,000 emergency physicians as various meetings. He was the winner of the first ACEP outstanding speaker of the year award, 1998-1999. Dr. Henry has sat on the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1973. Dr. Henry has been active in the training of advanced practice clinicians for both urgent care and emergency department roles. His expertise in the field of risk management is pre-eminent. He has reviewed over 2,400 malpractice cases over the last 39 years and has served as a risk management consultant for numerous physician groups. He is the former President and Managing Officer of two emergency medicine malpractice insurance companies. Teaching is his passion and his love for the field where risk medicine is reflected and energy and enthusiasm is brought to his presentations.
Disclosures: The above faculty had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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