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Commissioning and the legal implications of COVID-19


Commissioning and the legal implications of COVID-19

When Oct 06, 2020 from 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Online training session
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COVID-19 has implications for commissioners, from disruption of processes – such as continuing healthcare funding decisions, to making decisions on resource allocation and prioritising, as well as how to assure quality and human rights compliance, managing safeguarding, deprivation of liberty issues and problems with discharge as well as the restrictions on visits to people in care facilities.

This half-day virtual session provides commissioners with the opportunity to consider their commissioning obligations from a legal perspective in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. It will enable them to move forward with confidence that they are acting within the legal framework at a particularly difficult time. It is led by healthcare law specialists Hill Dickinson and includes time for delegates to explore specific issues they face or are concerned about.

The agenda covers the following topics:

Assuring quality and human rights compliance in commissioning under COVID-19:

Consent and remote consultations
Restrictions on contact / visits
Problems with discharge
Deprivation of liberty and the implications of the delay to the new Liberty Protection Safeguards.
Commissioning decisions and rationing / resource allocation including:

Responsible commissioner disputes
Disruption of due process – eg Continuing Healthcare funding.
This session is essential for commissioners who want to be clear about some of the most important legal issues that they currently face to help them understand the risks in their decision making and how to assure quality and compliance with the law.

The virtual session is led by Ben Troke, a lawyer who has worked on some of the most high profile cases where decisions have needed to be made about medical treatment. He has first-hand experience advising on decision making to reduce the risk of commissioners being sued.

This online training will be 2.5 hours and includes a break.

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