CLE Program

Health Care Proxies and Guardianships


Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Runtime: 2:00h

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Substituted judgment poses thorny legal issues. Join us on Tuesday, March 5, for a presentation that will address these issues under three sets of circumstances. You'll learn how to advise clients who are contemplating advance directives, or health care providers who encounter such matters professionally.

The first circumstance involves health care proxies, including how they are invoked and revoked; the scope of a health care agent's authority; and how health care proxies differ from Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.

The second is guardianships. We will cover how guardianships commence and terminate, court oversight, and Rogers guardianships, which authorize extraordinary medical treatment.

Lastly, we will discuss situations where an incapacitated patient has no guardian and no health care proxy.

Our expert panel includes Tom Worboys, an attorney in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the New Hampshire Department of Justice.

Over the last 15 years, Worboys has focused his practice largely on civil, criminal and regulatory matters involving nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Massachusetts. He has regularly litigated issues pertaining to substituted judgment, and he has argued before the Supreme Judicial Court concerning the scope of a health care agent's authority.

Danielle White is an attorney in the Risk Management Department of Reliant Medical Group. In addition to counseling Reliant and its providers on a wide variety of legal issues as they arise, she takes a proactive approach to risk management by regularly educating Reliant providers and staff on commonly encountered matters. White recently has given presentations concerning health care proxies and guardianships to several practice groups at Reliant and St. Vincent's Hospital. Prior to her work at Reliant Medical Group, White worked as a civil litigator. Her practice focused on malpractice matters concerning both individual health care providers and health care facilities, including nursing homes and hospitals. 


Danielle White, Esq., Program Chair
Thomas Worboys, Esq., Panelist
Medicaid Fraud Unit, New Hampshire Department of Justice

Sponsoring Sections:

Health Law Section
Probate Law Section

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