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New Class COVID-19: Navigating Legal and Practice Issues

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

COVID-19: Navigating legal and practice issues during the pandemic It’s the law: your employer must protect you

Sat. July 25, 10am-1pm

Wed. July 29, 3pm-6pm


email: safety@seiu121rn.org
For info call: (626) 639-6200


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There are a myriad of legal issues presented during this unprecedented time of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The guidelines, recommendations and laws are changing daily. This class will provide you with current, accurate, and detailed information explained by a Nurse Attorney.

Your employer has an obligation to provide a safe working environment (OSHA)
This course will cover the following:

  • What PPE is required under California State Law and Federal Law (CDC)
  • What Employee protection is required when respirators are not available
  • What you can do if you lack the proper PPE – claims and current nursing cases
  • Liability issues – What are the Standards of Care? Do we have immunity during the pandemic?
  • Licensing issues – What the California BRN says regarding COVID-19
  • Your employment law rights – The benefits you are entitled to related to COVID-19; workers compensation, paid sick leave, family leave if someone at home is sick or if school is canceled, etc.
  • Long term care settings – special problems
  • Dealing with stress and burnout from the pandemic

Requirements: Plan on logging in from a computer or tablet with a screen large enough to view a PowerPoint presentation. You will need a camera and audio to participate as part of the live, interactive video education program.

Objectives – after completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss PPE standards that apply to nurses and other healthcare workers for COVID-19.
  • Describe steps nurses can take to advocate for safer workplaces.
  • Describe liability issues and standards of care for RNs & liabilities.
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July 29
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm