Overview: The Covid-19/Novel Corona Virus pandemic is in its second year. Carin Marney, ESQ, will update practitioners about legal ramifications of practice during an epidemic. The presentation will help neuropsychologists who work as solo practitioners, employees, or employers understand how to address questions including mitigation strategies, vaccine mandates, options for referrals or patients who refuse vaccine or mitigation strategies, and what to do if someone claims to have been exposed to the virus in your office. Participants will be encouraged to share how they have adapted their practices because of COVID-19. Because neuropsychologists professional practices must adapt to changing disease dynamics, participants will be encouraged to share online or other sources they rely upon for accurate and current information which can be difficult to obtain in an age of disinformation.
Proposed Learning Objectives
1) Participants will understand their legal rights and obligations during the Covid-19, novel Corona virus epidemic as employees, independent practitioners, employers, and/or supervisors
2) Participants will understand their legal rights during the Covid-19/Novel Corona Virus epidemic to: a) see or not see patients; b) require Covid-19 tests; c) require Covid-19 vaccine
3) Participants will understand their legal exposure should someone claim that they were exposed to Covid-19 while in participants office
4) Participants will learn current community standards that guide neuropsychological practice
5) Participants will learn about accurate and reliable sources of information to guide their decisions regarding the practice of neuropsychology
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 LeadingAge 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).