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Defensive Charting: A Legal Perspective on the Do’s and Don’ts of Documentation

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Defensive Charting: A Legal Perspective on the Do’s and Don’ts of Documentation

December 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Professional documenting patient care

Many health professionals struggle with creating adequate and thorough charting. By the time a case reaches an attorney’s desk, there are often omissions, misspellings, inconsistencies, or failures in following up. Examples will be used to help illustrate charting’s impact in the judicial setting and how to avoid common pitfalls associated with poor documentation.

Educational Objectives

• Review proper medical charting procedures and techniques

• Identify common mistakes in charting

• Explain the legal impact of documentation errors


Doug Bitner, JD is an attorney in Indianapolis and a partner in the law firm Stoll Keenon Ogden. His practice focuses on defense of health care professionals, with a specialty of representing medical professionals who are sued by incarcerated or detained individuals for medical malpractice or violation of their civil rights. He is a highly rated speaker at NCCHC conferences and has given many presentations on risk management and litigation for jails and prisons.

Webinar Fee:

$65 ($55 for CCHPs), includes access to the power point presentation, the webinar recording and CE credit – 1.00 hours for ACCME, ANCC, APA, and CCHP.

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December 14, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm