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Nursing and the Law

NDHA is an approved provider of continuing education by the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

Date: 3/29/2022

9:00 – 11:00 AM Central time


Registration fees:       $175 per NDHA member  |  $225 per non-member

Target Audience

Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Personnel, Joint Commission Coordinator, Medical Records, Quality Improvement personnel, Patient Safety personnel, Risk Manager, Legal Counsel.


This program will cover nursing hot topics as well as challenging nursing chapter standards with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission (TJC).

Other topics to be addressed include the CMS regulations on safe opioid use, IV medication, blood transfusions, restraints, compounding, beyond use date, history and physicals, verbal orders, informed consent, plan of care, timing of medications and the post anesthesia evaluation.

CMS memos on insulin pens, safe injection practices, worksheets, organ procurement organizations, humidity, and privacy and confidentiality will also be addressed. Additionally, interpreters and low health literacy will be discussed to help hospitals comply with CMS and TJC standards, as well as OCR Section 1557 on signage, patient rights, nondiscrimination, qualified interpreters and 2020 changes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the CMS memos and how they impact nursing, including infection control.
  • Discuss changes to medications, including timing of medication administration.
  • Describe that every hospital should have a safe injection practices policy that follows the CDC guidelines.
  • Recite the impact of informed consent changes on nursing.



Laura A. Dixon is the president of Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting. She previously served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020.  In her role, Ms. Dixon provided consultation and training to facilities, practitioners and staff in multiple states.

Ms. Dixon has more than twenty years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services and pain management.  Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California.  In this capacity, she provided consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States.As a registered nurse and attorney, Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing.  She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California.

This speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.



Mar 29 2022


9:00 am - 11:00 am

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