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Legal an Ethical Aspects of Documentation
Presenter: D. Micah Hester, PhD - JayO Howe, JD
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on
Legal an Ethical Aspects of Documentation.  

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about 
Legal an Ethical Aspects of Documentation and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
7/18/2018 -7/18/2021

  1. Explain the purposes for documentation
  2. Identify necessary information to be documented, and the guidelines for documentation. 
  3. Discuss the major ethical principles that guide health information management decision making
  1. http://inside.uams.edu/patientsafety/
  2. http://datixapp.ad.uams.edu/UHC/Live/index.php
  3. https://humanities.uams.edu/support/clinical-support/uams-policies-regarding-ethical-clinical-care/

Biographical Info

D. Micah Hester, PhD
D. Micah Hester is Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics and Professor of Medical Humanities and Pediatrics at UAMS, as well as clinical ethicist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH).

Dr. Hester serves as co-course director of the medical students’ Practice of Medicine course, the physician assistant students’ ethics course, as well as the ethics in genetic counseling course. Along, with other Division faculty, he provides clinical ethics consultations at both UAMS and ACH , and he is director of the research ethics consult service for the UAMS Translational Research Institute. He also serves on numerous committees both locally and nationally, and produces scholarly research in bioethical/philosophical areas.

JayO Howe, JD 
Associate General Counsel at UAMS

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson

D. Micah Hester, PhD 
JayO Howe, JD 

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

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3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
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Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Arkansas for Medical sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.

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Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH, 1 CECH> National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. > CHES