It is critical for health care facilities to understand the Patient Safety Act (PSA) and its regulations so that they can ensure that their documents and communications related to post-incident investigations are privileged. In this blog, Sharon Flynn breaks down the PSA and reveals what health care facilities can do to minimize the risk of exposing internal documents in court.
Health Care Facilities
Hoagland Longo recognize the particular challenges faced by different types of health care facilities. Aside from the creation and maintenance of effective compliance programs, we advise facilities on patient safety and risk management concerns and are well-versed in the new federal patient safety initiatives as well as state laws and the implementation of Root Cause Analyses. Patient safety is rapidly becoming a compliance concern for all facilities and our attorneys can help health care facilities avoid serious pitfalls.
Whether the issue is construction of a new hospital, wings or units, certificate of need issues or local and state governmental approvals, our attorneys have counseled and represented facilities facing such issues for decades.
We have established and represented ambulatory surgery centers and are thoroughly familiar with the subtle regulatory environment of those entities. From land use questions through licensing and credentialing, we have counseled centers and their owners.
We represent the interests of medical Staffs and medical executive committees on privileges and bylaw issues.
The same depth of expertise in compliance, patient safety, licensing and operation is available to our nursing home and long term care clients who face their own unique legal problems.
We are committed to the creation and nourishment of long term relationships with our facility clients. We recognize that lawyers should be partners in accomplishing desired transactions, not frustrating them, and that lawyers should be focused on economical and practical solutions to a facility’s dilemma that moves the mission forward.