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Sharing Medical Information When the Patient Is Unable to Consent – HIPAA Myths and Misconceptions Exploded!

March 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

12:00-1:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 3603
This seminar is jointly presented by the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Utah College of Law, and the Health Law Section of the Utah State Bar.  It will cover the legal rights and duties of patients, family members and health care providers regarding the sharing of medical information when the patient is unable to give or withhold consent.  This difficulty can be encountered, for example, in the hospital critical care context, or when the patient is receiving end-of-life care.  The seminar will show how HIPAA and related statutes are not the legal straightjackets they are perceived to be.

The presenters will be Leslie Francis, JD, PhD, director of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, Alfred C. Emery professor of law at the College of Law, and professor of philosophy at the University of Utah; Micah Vorwaller, JD, Health Policy Analyst with the Utah Health Policy Project; and Kenneth Bayer, JD.  Sarah Beesley, M.D., will give the healthcare provider’s perspective.

This seminar is approved for 1 hour of general continuing legal education credit by the Utah State Bar.  It will be of interest to lawyers and law students working in the areas of health law, elder law, family law and medical ethics.

$25 for Bar members. 1 hour CLE. Lunch will be provided.

Register ONLINE by March 3rd. You will need your login name and password. Unless you’ve changed it, your login name is your 5-digit bar number followed by your last name. If you need assistance with registering, call 801-297-7032.  If you need your user name and password, call 801-297-7051.


Free parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).


March 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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