Carin A. Marney, J.D.
Overview: The Covid-19/Novel Corona Virus pandemic is in its second year. Carin Marney of Lane Powell will present on various issues relating to your practice as a health care provider during the Covid-19 pandemic given current mandates and regulations. In addition, the meeting will provide neuropsychologists an opportunity for informal discussion concerning mitigation strategies, vaccine mandates, options for referrals or patients who refuse vaccines, and how to manage the stress of practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Neuropsychology practices must respond to changing disease dynamics. Following Ms. Marney’s presentation, participants will be encouraged to share how they have adapted their practices because of COVID-19. Discussions will be encouraged to address relevant topics such as: online or other sources relied upon for accurate and current information; coping with disinformation; tele-neuropsychology; decisions about who and how we assess individuals; potential for differential disease exposure among those who interview and those who administer tests; personal experience of impact of Covid-19.
An idiosyncratic list of reading materials will be available at the PNNS website to stimulate discussion. Go to the "Professional Issues" tab, and select "COVID", or click HERE.
Proposed Learning Objectives
1) The legal rights and obligations as a health care provider under the Governor’s Covid-19 vaccination mandate including its application to employees, contractors, volunteers, and independent practitioners;
2) Your rights as a health care provider to set forth parameters in whether and how to see patients; including your options in requiring Covid-19 tests and/or vaccination of patients; and
3) Legal risk, and management of risk, associated with someone claiming exposure to Covid-19 from work or a visit in your office/ health care setting.
Carin Marney, Co-Chair of Lane Powell’s Senior Living and Long Term Care team, represents health care and long term care providers in regulatory and litigation matters. She is a graduate of University of Washington (B.A., cum laude, 1992), and Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995). She provides advice on employer best practices, investigations into employee conduct, risk management, and investigations including those instituted by regulatory agencies. Carin has defended long term care clients and other health care providers throughout the Pacific Northwest in high profile litigation involving allegations of neglect and abuse of vulnerable adults and wrongful death. She also routinely advises and represents clients in regulatory matters, such as resolving and avoiding licensing disputes, survey enforcement actions including civil money penalties (CMP’s), Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) and administrative appeals, compliance programs, transfers and discharges, risk management, and disciplinary actions.
Carin is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, where she previously served as Vice Chair of Strategic Activities, Alternative Dispute Resolution Affinity Group, and as a Member of the Post-acute and Long-term Service Practice Group. She is a Faculty Member of the Long Term Care Power Lawyers Program. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Defense Research Institute Long Term Care Litigation Group. She is also on the Leading Age Legal Committee. She is a Member of the Washington Health Care Association and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (where she served on the Board of Trustees from 2004–2007).
This continuing education event meets the requirements for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education ETHICS credit in Psychology as outlined in the Washington State Licensing Law for Psychologists.