Attorney CLE: Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs): State and Federal Overview (Wyoming Version)

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs): State and Federal Overview (Wyoming Version)According to the CDC, site approximately 1 out of every 20 hospitalized patients in the U.S. will contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). It is estimated that 1.7 million HAIs occur in the U.S. every year, resulting in approximately 99,000 deaths. All U.S. states have responded to the occurrence of HAIs by implementing state-level HAI programs. The majority have enacted HAI laws and/or promulgated administrative regulations.

This 2 hour live online webinar has been specifically created to help Wyoming attorneys understand and respond to the complex legal environment with regard to HAIs. The course will include an overview of HAI programs throughout the nation and provide a current review of U.S. state laws applicable to HAIs. The course will also discuss CMS reporting requirements and other federal influencers. Information specific to the Wyoming HAI Program is incorporated into the course.

Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 9:00 am MDT. Cost: $199.00.

Registration for the August 10 class is now closed.  The pre-recorded course will be available on-demand at a later date.       
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 Key Agenda Points:
• Overview of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)
• Federal requirements and influencers
• The states respond: enactment of state HAI laws
• Common elements of state HAI programs and applicable legal provisions
• The importance of partnerships and collaborative prevention efforts

Who Should Attend:
This course provides an excellent foundation for attorneys wanting to learn about state HAI programs and laws. Attorneys providing advice to healthcare institutions, as well as attorneys representing individuals who have been harmed by an HAI, will greatly benefit from the instruction this course provides. The course will be particularly useful for government attorneys responsible for providing guidance to state health departments. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.

This course has been approved for 2 general continuing legal education credits by the Wyoming State Bar.

Faculty: Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH

Julie ReaganJulie Reagan’s law and healthcare consulting practice focuses predominantly on healthcare-associated infection (HAI) issues. She has been licensed to practice law since 1993, primarily working as a government health law attorney. Most recently, she served as Deputy General Counsel at the New Mexico Department of Health. In addition to her law degree, she holds a Masters and PhD in public health. Her 2010 published dissertation, The Movement Toward Patient Safety: State Action Related to Reporting and Disclosure of Healthcare-Associated Infections, presents a comparative analysis of state reporting and public disclosure laws and activity among U.S. states and territories. Julie Reagan is a public health researcher and has been published numerous times in peer-reviewed journals on issues related to HAIs. She is a public speaker who regularly speaks on HAI-related issues. She also serves on several state and national HAI advisory committees.