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Legal Ethics - The Mandatory Reporter Obligation Under State and Federal Law: The Compliance Conundrum

September 26, 2010
Speaking Engagements

Husch Blackwell Partner Harvey Tettlebaum discusses legal and ethical issues arising out of both current law and regulations as well as recently passed federal legislation, including the HITECH provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA). Tettlebaum and his co-presenter examine the tension between the Ethical Rules governing the confidentiality of attorney/client privileged material, versus the statutory and regulatory obligation of non-attorney, licensed professionals as "mandatory reporters" to report what they suspect is abuse of a patient or resident in a health care institution or recipient of home health care services.