Negligence or Criminal Activity? Prosecution for Unnecessary or Negligent Care

Wednesday, July 12
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

Healthcare providers are being subjected to criminal charges resulting from actions which historically have been treated as civil negligence. Criminal cases differ from the civil cases we are accustomed to managing, and different claims management approaches are required. Risk professionals also need to understand the limits on insurance coverage for these types of claims in order to effectively manage the enterprise risks posed by these exposures.

As part of an enterprise risk program, risk professionals need to understand the potential criminal exposures arising from provision of care. Identifying your organization's exposure and making sure you have a plan to handle these claims is part of an enterprise risk mitigation plan. Assessing your insurance coverage will help you ensure you don't have gaps in coverage which will leave your organization vulnerable to loss from these claims.

  • Apply the steps required to manage a criminal claim based on provision of care
  • Analyze their existing insurance coverage for gaps related to criminal claims
  • Conduct a risk assessment for exposure to criminal claims based on provision of care


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Rebecca CadyRebecca Cady, Esq., BSN, CPHRM, DFASHRM
VP, Chief Risk Officer
Children's National Medical Center

  • Bio
    Rebecca Cady is Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Rebecca is a 1988 Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate of Georgetown University, and a 1995 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law. She practiced in various areas of womens' health nursing through the time of her law school graduation. Prior to becoming Deputy Risk Counsel at CNMC, Rebecca was a partner at Grace, Hollis, Lowe, Hanson and Schaeffer, a California law firm, where she represented physicians and healthcare facilities in malpractice litigation, and represented physicians and nurses in licensure matters. She has published extensively in the area of nursing and the law, and is a frequent lecturer to healthcare providers. She was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nursing Administration's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation from 2002-2013.


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