Sierra Sacramento Valley Region

CPPPH workshops in the Sierra Sacramento Valley Region

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society

5380 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento CA 95819

DATE of next workshop: TBD

Topic: TBD

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 you can download and use (Credit to CPPPH will be appreciated):

  • March 21, 2015

Disruptive Behavior and the Medical Staff’s Response: Clinical, Legal and Administrative Issues
Presented by:

Legal Issues Related to Disruptive Behavior
Mary Powers Antoine, Esq., Nossaman, LLP – Sacramento and Tom Curtis, Nossaman, LLP – Orange County

Disruptive Behavior
John G. Rosenberg, MD, Berkeley Therapy Institute

  • May 3, 2014

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

Legal Aspects of the Aging Physician
handout from PowerPoint slide presentation

Whistleblowers and the California Supreme Court’s Decision in Fahlen v. Sutter Central Valley – Toward a Workable Balance for Promoting Advocacy for Patient Care
by Rick D. Barton. March 2014.

  • March 15, 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

  • May 4, 2013

Proactive Wellness Activities – Examples of What Committees Can Do
Presented by: Tom Specht, MD, Member of the Committee on Physicians’ Health and Well-being of the California Society of Anesthesiologists and Member of the Tahoe Forest Hospital Well-being Committee and Karen Miotto, MD, Chair of the Medical Staff Health Committee, UCLA:

UCLA Physician Well-being Survey, Scoring Instructions and Audit [PDF]

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

  • January 26, 2013

Record-keeping and Reporting – CMA Guidelines and Current Practices
Presenters: Janis Thibault, MFT, Program Consultant, CPPPH and Mary Powers Antoine, JD, Partner, Nossaman LLP Sacramento

CMA Guidelines for Physician Well-Being Committees 2013 [PDF]

  • August 18, 2012

Policies and Procedures
Presented by: Peter Yellowlees, MD and Mary Powers Antoine, JD, Partner, Nossaman LLP Sacramento

Sample policies and procedures, Stanford [PDF]

Sample policy For-Cause Testing, Stanford [PDF]

  • April 14, 2012

    Monitoring and Support for Physicians in the Post-Diversion Era
    Presented by: Francine Farrell, LMFT

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

Proactive Approaches to PHYSICIAN HEALTH and WELLNESS: AMA Action Plan for Reducing Risky Drinking includes a 2-item screening instrument suitable for use in a medical staff newsletter or  communication [PDF]

  •  January 7, 2012

    Legal Counsel’s Overview of the Role and Function of Physician Well-being Committees of Hospital Medical Staffs
    Presented by: Mary Powers Antoine, JD, Partner, Nossaman LLP Sacramento

Legal Counsel’s Overview handout from slide presentation [PDF]

CMA Guidelines for Physician Well-Being Committees [PDF]

  • August 20, 2011

    Medical Board of California Current Policies and Procedures
    Presented by: Susan Cady, Manager of the MBC Enforcement Program

MBC Manual of Model Disciplinary Orders and Disciplinary Guidelines 2011 [PDF]

MBC Probation Terms and Conditions Related to Substance Abuse [PDF]

  • Board of Directors

    James T. Hay, MD, Chair
    California Medical Association

    Marvin Firestone, MD, JD
    California Psychiatric Association

    Bob Cabaj, MD
    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

    Barbara Thompson
    Executive Director

    Gail Jara
    Director of Educational Programs

    Sandra E. Bressler
    Organizational Consultant

    Janis Thibault, MFT
    Program Consultant

    Ashley Burke


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