Featured CLE: Learn about the role of health care proxies and guardianships on March 5

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

MassBarEducatesSubstituted judgment poses thorny legal issues. Join us on Tuesday, March 5, from noon to 2 p.m., at the MBA in Boston, 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.

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This program is FREE for MBA members.