Los Angeles Region

CPPPH workshops held in the Los Angeles Region

Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center

Inpatient Tower, 2051 Marengo St., Los Angeles CA 90033

DATE of next workshop: February 7, 2015

Topic: Disruptive Behavior and the Medical Staff’s Response

There is no fee, but an advance reservation is required.  The workshop is designed for members and staff of physician health committees in hospital medical staffs, medical groups, county medical societies and specialty societies. To reserve a place, send an email to CPPPHInc@gmail.com with the name of the hospital or institution and a note about your role (e.g., member, Chair, etc.). Reservations are made by email only. You will receive a confirmation by email.   This is an activity of California Public Protection and Physician Health.  It is not a program of continuing medical education; no CME credit is offered.

Materials from past workshops in all regions you can download and use (Credit to CPPPH will be appreciated):

  • July 26, 2014

Assessing the Aging Physician: Legal Aspects
Presented by: Richard D. Barton, Partner
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP San Diego

Legal Aspects of Assessing the Aging Physician
handout from PowerPoint slide presentation

  • February 8, 2014

Assessing the Aging Physician: Neuropsychological and Psychological Factors Pertaining to Fitness for Duty
Presented by: William Perry, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Director of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, UCSD

Assessing the Aging Physician: Neuropsychological and Psychological Factors Pertaining to Fitness for Duty [PDF]
handout from PowerPoint slide presentation

  • September 7, 2013

Legal Counsel’s Overview of Policies and Procedures
Presented by: Tom Curtis, Nossaman, LLP, Irvine

Legal Counsel’s Overview of Policies and Procedures [PDF]
handout from PowerPoint slide presentation

  • February 23, 2013

Burnout and Strategies for Wellness – Are There Proactive Approaches?
Presented by: Karen Miotto, MD and Ira Lesser, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Finding Meaning in Medicine: Guideline for Forming Support Groups, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD *You can request for a copy of the guideline and “Finding Meaning” Starter Kit directly from The Institute for the Study of Health & Illness (ISHI).
Proactive Approaches to Physician Health and Wellness

  • September 29, 2012

Physician Burnout, Depression and Suicide
Presented by Sidney Zisook, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD

The Suicide Prevention and Depression Awareness Program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Academic Medicine. March 2012 – Volume 87 – Issue 3 – p 320–326

  • March 3, 2012

Physician Support and Monitoring in the Post-Diversion Era: Who Does It and How It Is Done
Presented by: Tracy Zemansky, PhD

Physician Support and Monitoring in the Post-Diversion Era: Who Does It and How It Is Done
handout from slide presentation  [PDF]

Sample monitoring agreement between Pacific Assistance Group and a physician [PDF]

CHA Authorization for Use and Disclsoure of Health Information (CHA – 2009) [PDF]

CHA Model Med Staff Rules 2011 for Well-Being Committee [PDF]

  • August 27, 2011

The Disruptive Physician – Bridging the Troubled Waters: Detection, Referral and Assessment of the Troubled and Troubling Physician
Presented by: Mark Lipian, MD

AMA definition of disruptive behavior: personal conduct, whether verbal or physical, that affects or that potentially may affect patient care negatively. AMA Policy E-9.045(1).  The AMA disruptive behavior definition includes, but is not limited to, conduct that interferes with one’s ability to work with other members of the health care team. AMA policy, however, expressly excludes, from the definition of disruptive behavior, physician criticism “that is offered in good faith with the aim of improving patient care.”

Sentinel Event Alert- Disruptive Behaviors  from The Joint Commission: Behaviors that Undermining a Culture of Safety 2008 [PDF]

Sample notice: UCSD Patient Safety Alert – notice to the medical staff regarding disruptive behavior and the TJC standard [PDF from UCSD]

  • Board of Directors

    James T. Hay, MD, Chair
    California Medical Association

    Marvin Firestone, MD, JD
    California Psychiatric Association

    Randall Hagar
    California Psychiatric Association

    David Pating, MD
    California Society of Addiction Medicine

    David Perrott, MD, DDS
    California Hospital Association

    Lee T. Snook, Jr., MD
    California Medical Association

  • Staff

    Gail Jara
    Executive Director

    Sandra E. Bressler
    Organizational Consultant

    Janis Thibault, MFT
    Program Consultant

    Tina Hsu


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