6 hour course of instruction that presents the basic elements of professional risk management. Doctors are exposed to what factors lead to claims of negligent practice or regulatory board action. Ethical and legal obligations owe to their patients and specific actions and behaviors that doctors should engage in to prevent these problems are discussed. Specific strategies presented include: improved doctor-patient communication, appropriate documentation, the use of outcome measures and maintaining ones clinical skills by using evidence based practice. Doctors are also exposed to typical causes of regulatory action taken against chiropractors' professional licenses and strategies to prevent. Details of legislation and regulations governing the practice of chiropractic in New York State will be covered
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Learner will be able to
Describe basic elements of a negligence case Explain what ethical duties are owed to patients
Explain what standards of care are and how these standards change over time
Describe appropriate practice methods that reduce the risk of a claim of negligent practice
Describe common regulatory complaints against doctors of chiropractic
Explain what appropriate practice methods will reduce the risk of regulatory complaints
Understand legislative and regulatory control over the practice of chiropractic in New York State.