Date & Time
Monday, November 1, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
412 Healthcare Proxies and Guardians: Understanding the Difference and Impact on Your Provider/Patient Relationship*

When a health care surrogate is selected by the patient or appointed by a court, they have legal rights and obligations that impact your practice. Using real world examples, we will explore how interaction with a health care substitute can benefit the provider and result in the best patient outcomes and, conversely, how to handle a proxy who does not act in the best interests of the incarcerated individual. Learn how to recognize when your patient needs a surrogate and how to obtain one.

Educational Objectives:

Outline the legal principals underlying the right to make our own medical decisions

Explain the differences between health care surrogates who are selected by the patient versus appointed by a court

Discuss how to recognize when a patient needs a health care surrogate and how to obtain one

Level: Intermediate