Withholding and Withdrawing—BHSF Policy Changes

This course outlines revisions of the levels of end-of-life policy and associated forms necessary to meet Florida Statute 765.00 on Advance Directives: Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Prolonging Procedures including the 2015 legislative amendments. Approved for ABIM MOC points.

Samaritan Physicians: Successful completion of this activity will qualify Samaritan physicians for annual policy discounts. Upon completion, please print your certificate and submit to Samaritan for consideration.

ABIM MOC

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

Target Audience

All Physicians and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the recent changes to the Florida Statute and recognize the impact of these changes and the role of the physician in the proper implementation of new Baptist Health policies on  withholding and withdrawing of life-prolonging procedures for incapacitated patients.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Florida Statute 765.00
        765.302 Procedure for making a living will; notice to physician.
        765.306 Determination of patient condition.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2016
Course expires: 
01/01/2018

Course Developers: 
Rose Allen, DNP, MSM/HM, R.N., CHPN,
Director, Bioethics & Palliative Care, Baptist Health South Florida 
Mike Novo, Esq., Office of General Counsel, Baptist Health South Florida 
Christine Edozie, MSN, Bioethics Coordinator, Baptist Health South Florida 

The course content developers have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
 

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 enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/01/2016
Course expires: 
01/01/2018
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