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Ethical, Legal and Regulatory Issues

At the completion of this block, the resident will have developed an understanding of:

  • How ethics and the law impact healthcare delivery
  • Principles of Autonomy and Benevolence
  • Principles of informed consent and voluntariness
  • The determination of “Competence” and “Capacity” and the treatment of minors or the incompetent
  • Risk Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Medical Negligence and Malpractice
  • Corporate compliance
  • Patient advocacy issues
  • The alphabet soup: ASHA, CLIA, JCAHO, NCQA, HIPAA, Stark laws and Safe Harbors

Residents should ideally:

  • Meet with the Memorial Ethics Committee Chair
  • Review medicolegal cases and discuss them with the faculty advisor or designee
  • Meet with those individuals within Beacon Health System (and related entities) who have oversight over these areas
  • Meet with a malpractice attorney (plaintiff or defendant) and/or someone in the business of selling malpractice insurance
  • As appropriate, meet with those outside of Beacon doing similar things in their organization
  • Meet or talk with individuals in organizations that they foresee themselves working with in their early career
  • Discuss this topic with regional or national leaders in this field as they may be available through faculty or resident connections
  • Do any assigned directed reading