San Diego Region

CPPPH Workshops for the San Diego Region

San Diego County Medical Society Foundation

5575 Ruffin Road, Suite 250, San Diego 92123

DATE of next workshop: March 28, 2015
For agenda and more information, click here.

Topic: Disruptive Behavior and the Medical Staff’s Response

For workshops, 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 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 that you can download and use (Credit to CPPPH will be appreciated):

      • Saturday, September 20, 2014

Monitoring Medical Staff Members
Presented by: Robin Seaberg, MD, University of California, San Diego

Monitoring – An Overview
Janis Thibault and Gail Jara

Information on Monitoring from the Medical Board of California (MBC) Probation Unit
Catherine Hayes

Sample Monitoring Agreements from:

      1. UCSD
      2. UCLA Medical Staff Health Committee
      3. Pacific Assistance Group
      4. Stanford – Substance Use
      5. Stanford – Behavioral Health
      6. Written Agreement to Remedial Measures to Resolve Complaints of Inappropriate Behavior, from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
      7. Example of elements that may appear in an agreement for a physician with psychiatric disability or behavioral issues

Excerpt from UCLA Medical Staff Health Program

Information on First Lab for those who use First Lab as the Third Party Administrator

Five year outcomes in a cohort study of physicians treated for substance use disorders in the United States
BMJ. 2008.

Outcomes of a Monitoring Program for Physicians with Mental and Behavioral Health Problems
Journal of Psychiatric Practice. Vol. 13, No. 1

The Suicide Prevention and Depression Awareness Program at the University, San Diego School of Medicine
Academic Medicine, Vol. 89, No. 3

      • Saturday, April 5, 2014

Policy and Procedure Documents for Well-being Committees: Will they help us or hurt us?
Presented by: Tom Curtis, Nossaman, LLP, Irvine

- CMA Guidelines for Physician Well-Being Committees. 2013

      • Saturday, November 16, 2013

Legal Aspects of Assessing the Aging Physician: Neuropsychological and Psychological Factors Pertaining to Fitness for Duty
Presented by: Richard D. Barton, Partner, Procopio, LLP San Diego

Legal Aspects of the Aging Physician
handout from PowerPoint slide presentation

Putting Away the Stethoscope for Good? Toward a New Perspective on Physician Retirement
Canadian Institute for Health Information. March 2011

Approaching the Issue of the Aging Physician Population
Journal of Medical Regulation. 2011. Voll. 99, No. 1

The Aging Physician With Cognitive Impairment: Approaches to Oversight, Prevention, and Remediation
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 17:6, June 2009

      • Saturday, July 13, 2013

Assessing the Aging Physician: Neuropsychological and Psychological Factors Pertaining to Fitness for Duty [PDF]
Presented by: William Perry, PhD, University of California, San Diego

      • Saturday, March 2, 2013

How (and Why) Physician Health Committees Work: Legal Counsel’s Overview of their Role and Function [PDF]
Presented by Mary Powers Antoine, JD, Partner, Nossaman LLP Sacramento

  • Board of Directors

    James T. Hay, MD, Chair
    California Medical Association

    Marvin Firestone, MD, JD
    California Psychiatric Association

    Randall Hagar
    California Psychiatric Association

    Karen Miotto, MD
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    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
    Clinical Consultant

    Sandra E. Bressler
    Organizational Consultant

    Janis Thibault, MFT
    Program Consultant

    Tina Hsu


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