Robin Nagele Co-Presents on Sexual Harassment and the Implications for Medical Staff Privileges, Licensure, and Physician Practices at AHLA's Annual Meeting on June 25 and 26
On June 25 and 26, 2018, Health Care Co-Chair Robin Locke Nagele co-presented, "Sexual Harassment by Physicians: Implications on Medical Staff Privileges, Licensure, and Physician Practices," at the American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) 2018 In-House Counsel Program & Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
In the #MeToo era, it is more important than ever for hospitals, health systems, and practice groups to develop strong and balanced policies and procedures for addressing complaints of sexual harassment/misconduct. This session, offered from 4:30 to 5:30 pm CT on Monday, June 25th and Tuesday, June 26th, explored:
- The incidence of reported and unreported sexual harassment by physicians and its impact on staff morale and quality of care.
- The intersection of employment, medical staff, professional board, and criminal law mandates.
- Managing the legal risks–Title VII, Title IX, Section 1981, defamation, contract, tortious interference, civil rights, and antitrust claims.
- Effective policies, procedures, and training to ensure complaints of sexual harassment/misconduct are appropriately raised and addressed.
- Public relations, crisis management, and reporting obligations.