Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

August 13, 2020

In recent years, increasing numbers of patients have presented at health centers with their symptoms and their animal companions.  In determining how to respond, health centers must determine whether the animal is a service animal or an emotional support animal.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires health centers (and other entities that provide goods or service to the public) to permit service animals into their facilities (unless such access would fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided); however, emotional support animals are not protected under the ADA.  This webinar will:

  • Review the differences between service animals and emotional support animals
  • Discuss how staff should respond to disruptive animals
  • Recommend policies, procedures and trainings to support health center staff who respond to patients with animal companions

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or Contact Us.


The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • C-Suite/Leadership
  • Health Center Management

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Determine whether a patient’s animal companion is a service animal or an emotional support animal and the applicable requirements on providing access to the health center
  • Respond appropriately when service animals are disruptive
  • Develop training to support front desk and other staff members in responding to patients who bring animals to the health center
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF 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.
Course opens: 
02/02/2020
Course expires: 
11/14/2020
Event starts: 
08/13/2020 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
08/13/2020 - 2:00pm
Cost:
$150.00

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]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within five (5) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, C-Suite/Leadership, Health Center Management
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

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

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF 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.

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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Access to the recorded version of this webinar is included in your purchase.

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