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Privacy Dilemmas in Elder Care: Perspectives for Attorneys of Providers, Patients and their Families

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue: River Room / Town and Country Club  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00

Deadline to Register:  Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Under the Minnesota Patients’ Bill of Rights, patients/residents are afforded broad privacy rights related to their treatment and personal lives. Hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities often confront complex issues when evaluating what information can be shared, when, and with whom.  Multiple federal and state laws may be relevant, combined with an array of other factors such as diminished capacity, intra-familial conflict, and emergency events. Furthermore, providers may be sifting through competing legal documents like health care directives, power of attorney forms, and guardianship/conservatorship orders. 

The Elder and Health Law Sections have assembled three panelists - each representing a different perspective - to analyze these dilemmas in the context of hypothetical scenarios. The program will be moderated by an experienced elder law attorney and bring together the insight from a law school professor, provider-side health care attorney, and a licensed social worker practicing in senior care.  The purpose of this dialogue is not to arrive at concrete answers, but to provide attendees with the legal tools and perspective to thoroughly analyze the issues. 

Please join us for this valuable discussion important to any elder or health care practice.  Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Tuesday, March 15.


Suzanne Scheller, JD | Attorney, Scheller Legal Solutions, LLC

Kelsey Brodsho, JD | Asst. Hennepin County Attorney, Hennepin County Medical Center
Janna Kovach, LSW | Social Services Specialist, Benedictine Health System
Jennifer Wright, JD | Professor, Elder Law Practice Group Director, Univ. of St. Thomas School of Law

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit Approved | Event Code: 216657


Health or Elder Law Section Member:  $15.00
MSBA Member but not a member of either section:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students: Free
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2015):  Free

Join the Health Law or Elder Law Section:   MSBA members who are not a member of either section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add a section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Thursday, March 17.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions? Contact Sue Bores  | 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.