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Patient Informed Consent Update - UPMC Risk Management





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

All Physicians as well as other health care professionals.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • State the requirements of Pennsylvania State law related to informed consent.
  • Recognize who can provide consent.
  • Identify instances in which a minor may consent.
  • Provide a list of additional resources.

Suggested Additional Reading:

Teo, Wendy Z. W. BA(Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), LLM; Brenner, Lawrence H. JD; Bal, B. Sonny MD, JD, MBA, PhD ; Medicolegal Sidebar: Who Should Obtain Informed Consent? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research; Volume 476(8), August 2018, p 1566-1568.

Joint Accreditation Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements::

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Cheryl Lee Janov, RN — Manager, Clinical Management Program, Corporate Insurance, Risk Management and Patient Safety
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Richard P. Kidwell, JD — Senior Associate Counsel and Vice President of Risk Management at UPMC
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.