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news media coverage has brought to the forefront how licensing boards handle
health professionals with chemical addictions. Knowledgeable and experienced
representatives from state licensing boards, Hazelden, the Health Professionals
Services Program, and the private bar will discuss statistics, trends, recent
case law, licensing options and best practices. Whether you are an attorney
representing health professionals worried about their continued ability to
practice, or a supervisor or coworker of licensed health care professionals
struggling with addiction, or a state attorney assisting licensing boards, this
is a continuing education program you won't want to miss.
CLE will educate lawyers about their own biases working with clients who suffer
from chemical dependency, as well as any bias in the administration of justice
through health licensing boards.
Cronquist, BA, JD, RN
- Rene Cronquist is the Director of Practice and Policy for the Minnesota Board
of Nursing. In this position she
manages the Nursing Practice Section in the receipt, investigation and
resolution of complaints about nurses.
She provides advisement regarding nursing practice topics and assists the
Board in policy issues. She has a
Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a law degree. Her previous experience includes
acute care, rehabilitation, and long-term care nursing and clinical risk
Monica Feider, MSW, LICSW - Monica
Feider is the Program Manager of the State of Minnesota’s Health Professionals
Services Program (HPSP). HPSP is
known as one of the top monitoring programs in the country. Ms. Feider has over 25 years of
experience working in the mental health and chemical dependency fields. Ms. Feider is licensed by the Minnesota
Board of Social Work as an Independent Clinical Social Worker. In 2011, Ms. Feider was granted the
title of Social Worker of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the National
Association of Social Workers.
- Kent Harbison is an attorney with the Minneapolis law firm of Fredrikson &
Byron, where he works part-time as of counsel, specializing in healthcare law,
particularly health licensing board proceedings. He joined the firm’s litigation
department in 1986 after serving as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for
Minnesota. Mr. Harbison has
represented a variety of healthcare professionals in matters involving HPSP and
licensing boards for the past 27 years.
- Ruth Martinez, M.A., has been with the Board of Medical Practice since
1988. As Supervisor of the
Complaint Review Unit, she oversees the Board’s complaint investigations and
compliance monitoring of regulated professionals subject to Board actions. She also engages in outreach activities
and represents the Board on external coalitions and work groups collaborating to
improve patient safety and health care delivery in
- Marc Myer, M.D., is the Health Care Professionals Program Director at Hazelden
in Center City, MN. Dr. Myer has
significant experience treating health care professionals afflicted with the
disease of chemical dependency. He is a board certified addiction specialist and
an active member of the American and Minnesota Societies of Addiction Medicine.
Marc currently serves as chairperson for Physicians Serving Physicians in
Minnesota. He is also an adjunct professor in the Hazelden Graduate School of
Addiction Studies. Specific interests in addiction include nicotine dependence
and cessation, treatment of opioid dependence, and treatment of addicted
Credits: 2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credits approved |
Event Code: 187288
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