What Practicing Physicians Need to Know About the New AMA Policy: Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities
This online, self-paced activity is intended to familiarize participants with the requirements of ethics policy in Opinion E-9.141 Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities, of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA), which was promulgated as an Opinion in November 2012. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics, comprised of the Principles of Medical Ethics and Opinions of CEJA, sets standards of professional conduct that all AMA members are expected to uphold. Physicians who fail to adhere to the standards set out in the Code are subject to disciplinary review of their fitness for membership by CEJA. In addition, state medical boards and courts across the country draw on the Code in disciplinary and legal proceedings. This activity will examine the standards set in E-9.141 and identify resources to help physicians appropriately implement professional ethical obligations to handle difficult patient discharge situations, particularly in resource-poor settings. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Bette Crigger 1-312-464-5223.
Type: Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians