COVID-19 Vaccine Compliance and Risk Management

March 8, 2021 to March 9, 2021

Health centers are essential partners in the successful distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the country. From rural to urban, large to small, health centers everywhere are playing a crucial role in vaccine administration. As health centers react to state and local distribution plans, they are also busy standing up their own vaccine distribution programs. On an almost daily basis, health centers are responding to new information about their role in distribution to individuals in their communities (both patients and non-patients) and simultaneously determining how to mandate or otherwise strongly encourage staff members to get vaccinated. 

From 330 scope of project considerations and malpractice liability to labor and employment law issues, health centers must evaluate the compliance and risk management considerations associated with vaccination of both patients and staff. In this workshop series, we will focus on health center compliance and risk management considerations associated with the COVID-19 vaccine and how health centers can establish their own distribution plans while mitigating the relevant risks associated with vaccinating patients and staff. Presenters will include strategies for developing compliance and risk management best practices around vaccine distribution to patients and staff.

 

Target Audience

  • Health Center Clinical Staff
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • CEOs, COOs, CHROs, CMOs
  • In-House Counsel
  • Clinical Staff
  • Human Resources Managers and Staff

Learning Objectives

After this training, you will be able to:

Day 1:  Ongoing Compliance and Risk Management Considerations Related to COVID-19 Vaccination of Patients (and Non-Patients)

  • Discuss emerging risks related to the COVID-19 vaccination during your organization's COVID-19 response
  • Understand how to ensure COVID-19 vaccine administration is within the health center’s Section 330 federal scope of project
  • Discuss liability risks associated with administering the COVID-19 vaccines
  • Identify liability protections for employees, contractors, and volunteers under the FTCA program, the PREP Act, and other avenues of liability protection
  • Evaluate risk management protective measures in providing the vaccine to patients, including documentation, patient education, and the use of informed consents

Day 2: Employment Considerations for Vaccine Policies for Staff

  • Evaluate employment law considerations related to decisions to strongly encourage or mandate the vaccine when staff are reluctant to receive the vaccine and or plan to refuse the vaccine
  • Understand the federal legal framework for employment-related risk in establishing vaccine policies including ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, National Labor Relations Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Discuss labor considerations when the health center’s workforce is unionized
  • Discuss legal considerations when limiting employee speech on vaccines during and after work hours and on social media
  • Evaluate workers compensation considerations
  • Identify strategies to limit employment-related risk for your health center providers when providing COVID-19 vaccines
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
10/12/2020
Course expires: 
09/10/2021
Event starts: 
03/08/2021 12:00pm EST
Event ends: 
03/09/2021 4:00pm EST
Cost:
$995.00
Washington, DC
Monday, March 8, 2021 - Tuesday, March 9, 2021
*Agenda times are all ET*
 

Day 1

Ongoing Compliance and Risk Management Considerations Related to COVID-19 Vaccination of Patients (and Non-Patients)

Monday, March 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Emerging Risks Related to COVID-19 Vaccination Administration
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm         Break
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm         COVID-19 Vaccines and Health Center Considerations (Section 330 and FTCA)  
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm         Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmAlternative Liability Protections for COVID-19 Vaccine Administration
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm         Q&A
 

Day 2

Employment Considerations for Vaccine Policies for Staff

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm      Navigating Vaccine Mandates and Anti-Discrimination Laws
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm         Break
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm         Anti-Discrimination Laws (continued) and Labor Law Considerations
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm         Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm         Employee Speech and Social Media Use in the Time of COVID-19
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm         Q&A

FTLF'S VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

This live, interactive training will take place in FTLF's Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom.  Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at learning@ftlf.com or 1-855-200-3822.

MOLLY EVANS  

A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

DIANNE PLEDGIE

As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 8.40 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center Clinical Staff, Risk Managers, Compliance Officers, CEOs, COOs, CHROs, CMOs, In-House Counsel, Clinical Staff, Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 7.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$995.00
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