Webinar: Medication-Related Laws: From Due Process to Informed Consent

december 12, 2019

11 am PST  ǀ  12 pm MST  ǀ   1 pm CST  ǀ   2 pm EST

Presented by Deana Johnson, JD, Vice President and General Counsel, Centurion LLC 

A significant number of correctional health care lawsuits stem from dissatisfaction over medication choice–for example, the patient is not getting their drug of choice, or the provider is dealing with someone incapable of making good medical decisions.

This webinar explores some of the more common medication-related claims, including (1) involuntary medication, (2) health care proxies, (3) medication noncompliance and resulting discontinuation and (4) informed consent. After reviewing the federal and state laws on these topics, Ms. Johnson will discuss best practices and how to lessen litigation risk.

Duration: 1.0 hour

Registration fee: $59

Educational Objectives

  • Examine the federal due process requirements surrounding involuntary medication in the correctional environment

  • Cite the factors that courts examine to determine if a patient is competent to make medical decisions or whether a health care proxy should be appointed

  • Discuss how to create documentation to support your decision to discontinue a patient’s medication due to noncompliance

Continuing Education Credit

1.0 hour of credit is available (ACCME, ANCC, APA, CCHP)

About the Presenter


Deana Johnson, JD, is vice president and general counsel for Centurion, LLC, where she heads the legal department. Areas of responsibility include risk management, claims management, contracts, corporate transactions, litigation management and more. Overall, she has 30 years of experience in correctional health care litigation. She is a frequent and popular speaker at NCCHC education conferences.