Fundamental Issues in Health Care Law—Facts for the Health Care Professional
Author : Darryl S. Weiman, M.D., J.D.
Description : With knowledge comes power. This lecture series was designed to help the health care professional better cope with the legal processes they will confront when the law and medicine meet. We are governed by law. Ignorance of the law is not a defense. While the final arbiter of an interpretation of law is the Supreme Court of the United States, it is said that the Supreme Court is not last because it is right, it is right because it is last. Know the law. Know how it affects the health care professional. That knowledge may help you greatly when the law and medicine meet in your practice.   The topics are: Introduction to Law Health Courts Stark Reality Doctrine of Informed Consent Futility Resident Personnel Files: Are They Discoverable? Themes for Malpractice Defense Health Care Talking Points Regulation of Provider Conduct Morbidity and Mortality Conference The Medical Expert Witness The Federal Tort Claims Act and the National Practitioner Data Bank The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)   Dr. Weiman has presented as a visiting professor on numerous occasions.  You are invited to contact him through his website, to arrange your lecture presentations, and for more information.
Author Details :
Darryl S. Weiman, M.D., J.D. is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons. He is a graduate of Northwestern University where he majored in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Weiman did his medical school training at Saint Louis University. After medical school, he did his General Surgery residency at the University of Chicago and his Cardiothoracic residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital. While maintaining an active practice in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Weiman obtained a legal education at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. He passed the Bar Exam for the State of Tennessee. Dr. Weiman continues to be a Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is the Chief of Surgery at the VA Medical Center in Memphis. Although he does not practice law, he does research on health care issues and speaks and publishes on some of these topics. He is also a Regular Contributor to the Huffington Post. Dr. Weiman is married to Kathleen Weiman and has two daughters, Johanna and Millicent who are both getting ready for college.

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