Distance Learning

Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Series, All Parts - On Demand Recording

Time (All Sessions): 90 minutes
Sessions Format: On Demand Recording
CLE Available: No

For on-demand webinar recordings (MP4 files), streaming access is available for 12-months from the date of the live webinar.  After 12-months, on-demand webinar recordings are available through the AHLA Health Law Archive.

With various types of disasters seemingly becoming increasingly common across the United States and the world, including catastrophic hurricanes, wildfires, mudslides and volcanic eruptions, as well as terrorist attacks, healthcare providers have many reasons to be considering whether they are prepared for a disaster event. Community disasters pose special challenges for hospitals and other healthcare facilities given the functions they serve in communities. Counsel to providers with recent real-life experiences addressing these challenges have stories and insights to share, based on what they learned and what they wish they had known. This 3-part webinar series will provide current, real-life, “from the trenches” examples and analysis of the unexpected and challenging legal questions that arise for hospitals and other essential health care providers in preparation and response to disasters. It will include panelists who practice and represent clients in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, California, Florida, Texas, the Carolinas and other areas that have recently experienced large-scale disasters.


  • Disaster Preparedness and Response Boot Camp Series, Part I: Should (We) Stay or Should We Go? Legal Considerations and Implications in Decisions to Shelter-in-Place, Evacuate and Repopulate - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 10/22/2018

    This session will include discussion of the various legal considerations and implications that may accompany decisions to keep staff and patients in a facility during a disaster, to alternatively evacuate them and, once evacuated, to allow them to return. The panelists will share their perspectives regarding unexpected and pivotal operational, regulatory and financial questions that arise from making and execution of these decisions.

    Time: 90 minutes
    Session Format: On Demand Recording
    CLE Credit Available:  No

    For on-demand webinar recordings, streaming access is available for 12-months from the date of the live webinar.  After 12-months, on-demand webinar recordings are available through the AHLA Health Law Archive.

    This session will include discussion of the various legal considerations and implications that may accompany decisions to keep staff and patients in a facility during a disaster, to alternatively evacuate them and, once evacuated, to allow them to return. The panelists will share their perspectives regarding unexpected and pivotal operational, regulatory and financial questions that arise from making and execution of these decisions.

    Thank you to our webinar series sponsor HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

    HealthCare Appraisers Inc.
    • AHLA Member: $20
    • Non-AHLA Member: $30

    Content Lead:

    • Public Health Systems Affinity Group

    Partner(s):

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group  
    • In-House Counsel Practice Group 

    Miglisa L. Capó Suria

    Vice President of Legal Affairs

    Metro Pavia Health System
    Guaynabo, PR

    Gena Peyton

    Assistant General Counsel

    Sutter Health
    Sutter Santa Rosa Hospital
    Santa Rosa, CA

    Frankie Louis

    Deputy GC

    Baylor University School of Medicine
    Houston, TX

    Lynn Gordon

    General Counsel

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center
    Wilmington, NC
    Bio

    Matthew Penn, JD, MLIS (Moderator)

    Director, Public Health Law Program

    Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Thank you to our webinar series sponsor HealthCare Appraisers Inc.

    HealthCare Appraisers Inc.
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Series Part II - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 04/17/2019

    Legal Perspectives on Protecting and Managing the Health Care Client’s Supply Chain During and After a Disaster

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Webinar
    Topic: Legal Perspectives on Protecting and Managing the Health Care Client’s Supply Chain During and After a Disaster

    This session will explore counsel’s potential role in maintaining and restoring safe and essential operations after a disaster, with a focus on vendor management and contracting challenges in disaster zones (including ubiquitous and especially troublesome “Act of God clauses”).

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Content Lead:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group

    Partner(s):

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Business Law and Governance Practice Group
    • In-House Practice Group

    Ellie Bane, JD

    General Counsel

    Ector County Hospital District-Medical Center Health System
    Houston, TX
    Bio

    Miglisa L. Capó Suria

    Vice President of Legal Affairs

    Metro Pavia Health System
    Guaynabo, PR

    Delphine P. O’Rourke

    Attorney

    Duane Morris (formerly of Ascension Health)
    Philadelphia, PA
    Bio

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

    Mark Ross

    Vice President of Emergency Preparedness

    Hospital & Health system Association of Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania
    Bio

  • Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Series part III - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 05/15/2019

    Hard at Work: Managing Employee and Workforce Questions During and in the Aftermath of a Disaster

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Webinar
    Topic: Hard at Work: Managing Employee and Workforce Questions During and in the Aftermath of a Disaster

    This session will include discussion of legal questions and controversies related to post-disaster worker housing, hygiene, work schedules, working conditions, pay (including how and when workers get paid), terms and conditions of employee financial assistance, and special considerations such as allowances for and accommodations for family and pets.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Content Lead:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group

    Partner(s):

    • Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Group
    • Business Law and Governance Practice Group
    • Children’s Health Affinity Group
    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • In-House Counsel Practice Group
    • Real Estate Affinity Group

    Charles Engeman

    Shareholder

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, LLC (USVI)
    St. Thomas, USVI
    Bio

    Gena Peyton

    Assistant General Counsel

    Sutter Health
    Sutter Santa Rosa Hospital
    Santa Rosa, CA

    Andrea Ferrari JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Partner

    Health Care Appraisers
    Boca Raton, FL
    Chair, Public Health Systems Affinity Group
    Bio

    Aletheia Lawry

    Associate

    General Counsel Honor Health (formerly of Gulf Coast Medical Group)

    Scottdale, AZ
    Bio

  • Disaster Preparedness and Response Webinar Series part IV - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 06/19/2019

    Show Us the Money! Tips and Tales of Counsel’s Role in Securing Revenue and Reestablishing Solvency After a Large-Scale Disaster

    Time: 90 minutes
    Format: On Demand Webinar
    Topic: Show Us the Money! Tips and Tales of Counsel’s Role in Securing Revenue and Reestablishing Solvency After a Large-Scale Disaster

    This session will examine the questions and role for counsel in maintaining and/or reestablishing essential revenue streams during and following a disaster, including managing insurance claims, ensuring and restoring proper billing procedures and securing contractual payments against challenges and navigating the Stafford Act to secure government assistance.

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Content Lead:

    • Public Health System Affinity Group

    Partner(s):

    • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
    • Business Law and Governance Practice Group
    • In-House Counsel Practice Group

    Ellie Bane, JD

    General Counsel

    Ector County Hospital District-Medical Center Health System
    Houston, TX
    Bio

    Emily Black Grey, Esq. (Moderator)

    Partner

    Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Bio

    David A. Weil, JD, MBA

    Vice President, Legal Services

    Quorum Legal Services
    Quorum Health Resources,
    Brentwood, TN
    Bio

    John Wilgis

    Vice President, Member and Corporate Services

    Florida Hospital Association
    Orlando, FL
    Bio

  • AHLA Member: $60
  • AHLA Non-Member: $90

Content Lead:

  • Public Health System

Partner(s):

  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Business Law and Governance Practice Group
  • In-House Practice Group

On-Demand+CLE Webinars

On-Demand+CLE webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit and are approved in every state with mandatory CLE requirements for attorneys unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

On-Demand Webinars

Offerings designated as “On-Demand" differ from those designated as “On-Demand+CLE" in that they are CLE-ineligible. However, CLE credit may be obtained by applying directly to the attorney's state accrediting body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said accrediting body and subject to its rules and regulations. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State for details regarding specific state guidelines.

Other, Non-CLE Credits

AHLA On-Demand+CLE webinars are only approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at dl@healthlawyers.org.

Live Webinars

Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

  • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
  • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
  • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

Other, Non-CLE Credits

AHLA webinars are only presumptively approved for CLE credits unless otherwise stated. To obtain other credit types (Continuing Professional Education, Compliance Certification Board, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.) participants may apply directly their desired licensing body, but approval is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of said licensing body and subject to its rules and regulations.

For additional information about Distance Learning-related credits, please email the Practice Groups staff at dl@healthlawyers.org.