2019 Hearing Officer Update Program
Esquire Tower Office Building, Sacramento
November 7, 2019
Esquire Tower Office Building, Sacramento
CSHA is pleased to announce its 2019 Hearing Officer Update Program. Plan to join us for this informative and educational event.
California law gives each physician facing potential disciplinary action by a medical staff the right to a “fair procedure” – a quasi-judicial hearing conducted before a panel of peers, presided over by an attorney serving as a Hearing Officer.
In the wake of the Yaqub case, in which the California Supreme Court expressed concern about hearing officers potentially becoming biased in favor of medical staffs that frequently hire them, it became apparent that a greater number of qualified Hearing Officers was needed in California. In response, the CSHA Board of Directors and Hearing Officer Committee developed the Hearing Officer Program. This program has identified the qualifications needed by attorneys who serve in this capacity, and developed materials to educate interested attorneys. Attorneys who fulfill the CSHA criteria are listed on the CSHA Hearing Officer website. One criterion to be listed as a Hearing Officer by CSHA is completion of a 5.5-hour initial educational program developed by CSHA (available online); listed hearing officers also must complete an update training program every three years thereafter. CSHA is offering an update program in conjunction with the 2019 Fall Seminar for attorneys with a focused interest in this area of the law.
We have again selected expert presenters and assembled valuable course materials to provide an update since the last training program, and to address typical issues encountered by Hearing Officers. New attendees will benefit from this presentation about important considerations that apply to the role of a presiding officer, while more experienced attendees will enjoy the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and interact with others who deal with these issues on an ongoing basis.
Please join us for this interesting and instructive program!
Thursday, November 7
1:00 pm | Welcome & Opening
Glenda Zarbock, Co-Chair, CSHA Hearing Officer Committee
1:00 – 2:00 pm | Update on Hearing Officer Qualifications
– Is Yaqub Still Alive?
Barry Landsberg, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Glenda Zarbock, Hanson Bridgett LLP
2:00 – 3:00 pm | Arbitrator vs Hearing Officer: Differing
Duties and Responsibilities
John Harwell, Law Offices of John D. Harwell; Brock Phillips, Pacific West Law Group, LLP; Daniel Willick, Law Offices of Daniel H. Willick
3:00 – 4:00 pm | Admissibility of Evidence of Retaliation
Rick Barton, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP; Ben Fenton, Fenton Law Group, LLP; Bob Sullivan, Nossaman LLP
4:00 – 5:00 pm | The Role of the Appeal
Terri Keville, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Bob Sullivan, Nossaman LLP
5:00 pm | Adjournment & Distribution of MCLE Certificates
5:15 – 6:15 pm | Welcome Reception (hosted)
Register by October 18 and save!*
Members $195 per program
Non-members $195 per program + membership dues**
Registrations received after October 18, add $50.*
Initial membership dues are $255. Discounted membership programs are available to eligible individuals. Please visit www.csha.info/pilot-membership-programs to determine if you qualify. Your CSHA membership will be valid through 2020.**
Minimum Continuing Legal Education
The California Society for Healthcare Attorneys is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. The Hearing Officer Training Program offers up to 4 hours of participatory MCLE credit.
Presentations will be available online only
You will receive an email before the event with instructions on how to download the presentations to your laptop/tablet for viewing on-site, or to print and bring with you. Be sure to download the materials in advance; WiFi access on-site may be limited.
All cancellations must be in writing and received in the CSHA office by October 25. Program registration fees, minus a $75 processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received by the October 25 deadline. Substitutions may be arranged by contacting the CSHA offices.
Esquire Tower Office Building’s address is 1215 K. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
2019 Hearing Officer Update Program materials.
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