Provide two specific real life case examples that you find on the internet or in the print media of impaired providers. Discuss with your colleagues the legal and ethical issues in handling and reporting [to whom] impaired health care providers

Provide two specific real life case examples that you find on the internet or in the print media of impaired providers. Discuss with your colleagues the legal and ethical issues in handling and reporting [to whom] impaired health care providers.  What constitutes impairment? What evidence must you have? What is ones liability for reporting and not reporting under a specific state law? What are health organizations potential liabilities?   Have you ever experienced this issue? How did you handle it? [no names please]  Should health organizations allow for rehabilitation of impaired providers?  Why or why not?  Provide citation of authority to support your initial response to conference questions.  Peers are expected to demonstrate critical thinking in their questions related to the classmates’ descriptions

 

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