Tales from the Trenches: Long Term Care, Liability, and the Registered Dietitian

OVERVIEW:  Unfortunately, every health care professional and every long-term care facility is subject to being sued.  This session will discuss how to protect yourself from legal action from the perspective of a registered dietitian and expert legal witness who  has both clinical experience in skilled nursing facilities as well as and legal experience working with with attorneys in defense of registered dietitians and nursing homes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn the basics of the process of legal action and the legal system as it relates to suits against health care professionals and agencies
  • Discuss how to protect yourself and/or your facility against legal actions
  • Review and discuss case studies

CPE Level: II
Learning Needs Codes: 1050, 5040,7040, 7100, 7110

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