Date & Time
Monday, April 11, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
125 What Does Deliberate Indifference Look Like and How Can We Avoid It?*

In corrections, health care providers can be held liable for Section 183, “deliberate indifference.” This presentation will share real-world examples from federal courts of instances of deliberate indifference and how to prevent such a finding. Using case studies, attendees will learn what they can do to document appropriate practices or change practices to avoid a determination that their care evidenced deliberate indifference.

Educational Objectives:

  • Define the criteria for a finding against a correctional care health provider in a section 1983 claim
  • Summarize federal court rulings on acceptable evidence of deliberate indifference in correctional health care
  • Identify what providers can change in training and charting to avoid a finding of deliberate indifference

Level: Basic