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CAI Webinar: Covid-19 and Medicolegal Liability


WEBINAR DATE: May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing a host of potential medicolegal risks for healthcare providers, institutions, and liability insurers. How should one respond to the patient with behavioral challenges who refuses to comply with social distancing? How do COVID requirements affect consent and surrogate decision-making? What new legal issues are arising with rapid expanding telehealth programs or deploying providers to new care environments such as nursing homes? In what situations should healthcare providers or organizations be provided with immunity for potential adverse events associated with COVID-19 care?


Thomas H. Gallagher, University of Washington
Marcia Rhodes, University of Washington
Leilani Schweitzer, Stanford Health
Michael Severyn, ProAssurance
Kyle Sweet, Sweet Law Firm


1. Identify current medicolegal issues associated with COVID-19
2. Consider how medicolegal issues associated with COVID-19 may evolve in the future
3. Discuss possible ways to address these issues