ED Legal Letter (Vol. 28, No. 5) - May 1, 2017

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Release date: May 2017

Valid through: May 2020

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency physicians and nurses.


  • CANDOR: An Evolving Approach to Patient Harm
  • Are EP and Hospital Jointly Defending Med/Mal Lawsuit?
  • What Happens When an ED Chart Shows PA ‘Went Rogue?’
  • EMTALA Claim Against Individual EP: ‘Almost Always an Empty Threat’
  • EPs Caught Between Patient Care and Law Enforcement Requests


  • Identify legal issues related to emergency medicine practice;
  • Explain how the legal issues related to emergency medicine practice affect nurses, physicians, legal counsel, management and patients;
  • Integrate practical solutions to reduce risk into daily practice.            

Credit Available


  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.5 ACEP Credits


  • 1.5 ANCC Nursing Contact Hours
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider
    #CEP13791, for 1.5 Contact Hours


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Credit Designation


AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 1.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.


This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider
#CEP13791, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing


Physician Editor, Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP, Director and Professor, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Institute for Health and Society Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Nurse Planner, Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Associate Professor, Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

Author: Stacey Kusterbeck

Author: David Meyers, MD, FACEP, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore

Editor: Jonathan Springston

Executive EditorShelly Mark

Senior Accreditations Officer: Lee Landenberger

Financial Disclosure

Financial Disclosure: The following individuals disclose that they have no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study: Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, FACEP (Physician Editor); Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN (Nurse Planner); Stacey Kusterbeck (Author); David Meyers, MD, FACEP (Author); Jonathan Springston (Editor); and Shelly Morrow Mark (Executive Editor).

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