Negligence or Criminal Activity? Prosecution for Unnecessary or Negligent Care

Enrollment Information:
This enrollment will expire September 30, 2019.
You must complete all course requirements (including claiming CEs) and save/print the completion certificate by September 30, 2019.


Healthcare providers are being subjected to criminal charges resulting from actions which historically have been treated as civil negligence. Criminal cases differ from the civil cases we are accustomed to managing, and different claims management approaches are required. Risk professionals also need to understand the limits on insurance coverage for these types of claims in order to effectively manage the enterprise risks posed by these exposures.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this self-study you should be able to:

  1. Apply the steps required to manage a criminal claim based on provision of care
  2. Analyze their existing insurance coverage for gaps related to criminal claims
  3. Conduct a risk assessment for exposure to criminal claims based on provision of care


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Claims & Litigation


Rebecca F. Cady, Esq., BSN, CPHRM, DFASHRM


Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the post-test and complete an evaluation at its conclusion.


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: 80%


Conflict of Interest Statement:
As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest.

This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest.


Commercial Support:
There is no sponsorship for this event.


Date Published:  July 2017
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ASHRM & ANCC 1 hour January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019