Risk Management Education: Its Just A Deposition, How Hard Can It Be...Right? (RP1703L)

Dallas, TX US
March 30, 2017

However foreign the interaction is with the legal system may be to a health care provider, it should be viewed as a continuation of the patient/practitioner relationship. The practitioners should arm themselves by becoming familiar with the practitioner's scope of practice and the benefits of good documentation. At the conclusion the practitioner should be able to document in a manner that communicates to third parties the care that was provided in a clear and concise manner, be able to define the practitioner's scope of practice, and be able to testify in a manner that reflects the care provided by a reasonable, prudent practitioner.

Target Audience

All UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, nurses and other health care providers who may or may not be employed by UT Southwestern.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the legal process surrounding legal testimony
  • Prepare a general strategy for appearance to provide legal testimony
  • Identify general pitfalls of providing legal testimony
  • Recognize when to involve legal counsel
  • Recognize the ethical obligations to respond to the legal process
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/30/2017 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/30/2017 - 1:00pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd, D1.602
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Course Director:
Anne Lai Howard, J.D.
Director/Managing Attorney – Medical Risk Management
Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Timothy Reynolds, J.D.
Partner, Steed Dunnill Reynolds Bailey Stephenson LLP

Anne Lai Howard, J.D. and Tim Reynolds, J.D. have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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