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Untangling the Many Layers of Healthcare Regulations and Law Today

May 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Untangling the Many Layers of Healthcare Regulations and Law Today

Untangling the Many Layers of Healthcare Regulations and Law Today

Thursday, May 26, 2022

12:00pm-1:30pm Central Time

Offers 1.5 F2F ACHE Education Credits

Since ACHE Minnesota scheduled the program “Untangling the Many Layers of Healthcare Regulations and Law Today”, two events have significantly altered the health law landscape. The first was the criminal conviction of RaDonda Vaught in Nashville for a medication error that killed her patient; the criminalization of a horrendous negligent act is raising concerns about young nurses leaving the profession and the future of reporting of errors to increase patient safety. The second event was the leaking of the Supreme Court draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on May 4th, which continues to create turmoil on every side of the abortion debate.

As the Health Law Adjunct Professor at Trinity University for 26 years, Sarah is adept at addressing the law behind critical moments of this nature. In our 90 minutes together, Sarah will address the difference between negligence and criminal liability and look at questions raised by the RaDonda case with an update on those proceedings. She will then review the US Supreme Court leak and why it is so shocking that a leak occurred (with an update on the investigation, currently within the Supreme Court Marshal’s office), the legal distinctions surrounding pregnancy in Roe that will be overturned if the draft opinion foreshadows the final ruling, and the breadth of possible legal actions that could result.

Sarah Freymann Fontenot, JD, is an adjunct professor for health law in the Department of Health Care Administration, Trinity University, San Antonio. A former nurse and practicing attorney, she is also a professional speaker, specializing in explaining how healthcare is evolving and what those changes mean for providers. Ms. Fontenot also has taught extensively for physician organizations—including the Texas Medical Association—and for ACHE, where she serves as faculty for the BOG Examination Review course, and is an instructor for ACHE’s online course “Health Law Essentials.” Previously Ms. Fontenot taught in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale Medical School, New Haven, Conn. Click here to see a clip of Sarah in action.


ACHE Members – $30

Non-Members $50

Students – $15