138 When a Patient Death Leads to Litigation: Tips for Risk Management

Using three case examples, this lecture walks participants through risks associated with treatment of patients in a correctional setting and how to mitigate these. Learning Objectives: Review three distinct cases that culminated in an inmate’s death Discuss documentation issues that created liability Examine medical claims that can arise out of inmate-on-inmate violence Level: Intermediate

129 Measuring Success in an Addiction Medicine Program at the Cuyahoga County Correction Center

This program grew from the initial goal to provide buprenorphine for pregnant females with opiate use disorder. What followed was the creation of a broader program to provide medication-assisted treatment for the general population. The drug courts identified potential candidates who were screened for the naltrexone program, and now offers buprenorphine options. The goal is […]

104 Understanding the Application of HIPAA in Corrections

Significant changes in the application of HIPAA to the correctional health care environment have led to confusion as to how the law applies and what correction-specific exemptions exist. This presentation reviews the changes in HIPAA since its inception and examines the current applicability to corrections. Participants will receive advice about the safest practices when faced […]