Conversations in Ethics – Ethical and Legal Implications: Appointment of the Wrong Proxy

Tavernier, FL US
August 16, 2019

Healthcare providers are often faced with the appointment of Proxy for a patient, when there is no advance directives completed. Feelings of trepidation is common amongst healthcare providers as many times they are discussing life-saving or end of life decisions with these individuals, without an advance directive. Understanding the appointment of Proxy in the State of Florida will alleviate and ensure that the Florida Statutes are honored and followed. This presentation will provide clarity in the process of the Appointment of Proxy in addition to understanding their breadth and power as it relates to the Healthcare Decision making process within the Acute Care Hospital Setting.

Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.

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                                                                          Locations

 Live: Mariners Hospital - Main Conference Room
 Videoconference: Baptist Hospital - 5MCVI, Side A
 Videoconference: West Kendall Baptist Hospital - Classrooms 4 & 5
 Videoconference: South Miami Hospital - Classroom F
 WebCast

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the proxy appointment process in accordance with Florida State law. 
  • Describe the power of the appointed Proxy. 
  • Recognize the clinical and legal implications of appointing the wrong Proxy.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 1.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
07/08/2019
Course expires: 
10/26/2019
Event starts: 
08/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
08/16/2019 - 1:00pm
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Mariners Hospital
91500 Overseas Hwy
Main Conference Room
Tavernier, FL 33070
United States

                                                                  

Jennifer Company-Rivero, LCSW, MHSA
Supervisor, Department of Case Management
Baptist Hospital of Miami

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-126977, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Board of Psychology (1 hour) and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Clinical Chaplains. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 1.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

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Course opens: 
07/08/2019
Course expires: 
10/26/2019
 
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