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Working with NPs and PAs: Reducing Liability Risks

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Employment trends indicate an increasing number of advanced practice professionals (APPs) such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in healthcare settings. If NPs and/or PAs are part of your practice, it’s important to be aware of the rules and regulations regarding their supervision – and how they can impact your liability.

Amy McLain, BSN, RN, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management and Patient Safety at the Cooperative of American Physicians, will provide insights on medical liability risks concerning NPs and PAs. She will also offer strategies on collaborating with NPs and PAs that can lead to improved patient safety outcomes within your medical practice.

CME: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

At the completion of this activity, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Describe how physicians can create a collaborative working relationship with APPs.
  2. Identify contributing factors involving APPs that jeopardize patient safety and increase liability risk.
  3. Discuss risk management and patient safety strategies that will improve patient outcomes when care is shared by a physician and his/her APP.
  4. Define the duties and responsibilities of a physician when supervising an APP.
  5. Explain medical services within/outside of the APP scope of practice
This webinar will be recorded and available to all registrants after this event.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. CAP designates this webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Amy McLain, RN, BSN

    Amy McLain, RN, BSN has more than 20 years of experience in nursing, quality improvement, and healthcare risk management. She began her career as a clinical nurse and has worked in the surgical, telemetry, home health, and pediatrics fields. Ms. McLain currently works in CAP's Risk Management and Patient Safety department, where she leads a team of senior risk managers who assist member physicians to proactively minimize professional liability risk and improve patient safety through educational presentations, CAP publications, and medical office visits to assess risk and provide risk management support. Ms. McLain is a contributing author for CAPsules, Risk E-Notes, and has published several closed claims focused reviews on topics, such as Medical Assistant Liability, Advance Practice Professionals, and Pediatrics. Furthermore, she is a key asset in the CAP Cares program, helping members manage adverse events when they arise.

June 10, 2020
Wed 12:00 PM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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