When Medical Negligence Becomes Criminal

Thursday, May 17
1 - 2 p.m. (CT) 2 - 3 p.m. (ET) Noon - 1 p.m. (MT) 11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

The purpose of this presentation is to expose risk managers to the potential for criminal charges being brought against a healthcare provider who is involved in medical negligence. Risk managers generally do not have experience with criminal charges. The presentation will give the learner the basics of why criminal charges may be brought against a nurse or physician. The purpose is not to make them into criminal defense attorneys, but rather provide them with enough knowledge to understand that the practitioner needs to hire an attorney. This will be demonstrated by the examination of cases that have been in the public eye and through an overview of why criminal charges are more often being sought.

  • Conduct a review of the case to determine why medical negligence could generate a criminal charge.
  • Demonstrate the difference between medical negligence and criminal intent.
  • Apply the principles of when a criminal charge may be brought against a provider and when the provider needs the representation of a criminal attorney.

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Guest Speakers

Denise RussellDenise Russell, RN, CPRHM, FASHRM, LHRM, CPPS, MJ, MHM

  • Bio
    Denise is a Registered Nurse with varied experience including, performance improvement, risk management, and compliance. She has served in a leadership role including Chief Quality Officer for the past twenty years. She holds two master’s degrees; in Healthcare Management and Health Law. She is currently working on her Juris Doctorate.


Continuing Education Credits 

This program is approved for a total of 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (CNE)
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hour. Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information. The planning committee and speakers have no conflict of interest to disclose.

CEs for you, the Primary Registrant – included in the registration cost
The process for earning CEs is the same, with an additional step of “claiming” CEs.

  1. Participate in the webinar.
  2. Complete the evaluation within two weeks of the webinar (in ASHRM U).
  3. Click the “Claim” button.

Instead of waiting to receive your certificate by email, you will have access to it via your transcript in ASHRM U immediately and for as long as you have an active ASHRM account. 

CEs for Additional Participants - $19 member, $99 nonmember
The webinar course is linked to your ASHRM account, so you are the only one eligible to earn CEs via registering for the webinar and completing the requirements.
If you have additional participants, however, they are eligible to purchase CEs within two weeks of the webinar so long as the following three conditions are met WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE WEBINAR:

  1. You download, complete, and submit the Sign in Sheet in ASHRM U.
  2. You forward the “CE Information for Additional Participants” document (in ASHRM U) to additional participants requesting CEs.

The additional participants (who must be listed on the submitted Sign in Sheet) purchase CEs and complete the evaluation.

Verification of Participation/Successful Completion
Live Webinars: CEs are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of an online evaluation form (evaluation link provided with handout materials).

For CE certificates, each attendee must provide their NAME or ASHRM MEMBER ID# and EMAIL address.

Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to ASHRM@aha.org. All refunds will be provided in the original form of payment. Registration fees, less a 50 percent cancellation fee, are refundable if written notice is emailed 10 business days before the webinar. Payment to join or renew ASHRM membership is nonrefundable and nontransferable.