Total CME Credit Hours: 1 Category I (Formal)
This course will cover many areas of workplace harassment, including sexual harassment prevention training. The purpose of harassment prevention training is to eliminate harassment in all its forms (e.g. harassment based upon a person’s membership in a protected class, i.e. sex, national origin, race, religion, color, age, disability, military/veteran status). This course will cover the ethics and laws that prohibit harassment in the workplace, what constitutes harassment, what an employee should do if they experience or witnesses harassment, reporting harassment at the place of employment and to outside government agencies, the consequences of engaging in conduct that constitutes harassment, protections afforded under the law to anyone who reports harassment to an employer or government agency (i.e. whistleblower protections), and the need for a harassment prevention policy.
Additionally, the course will specifically cover these required portions for sexual harassment prevention:
This course meets the CME requirements for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for your 2023 renewal.
This session is sponsored by Malecki & Brooks Law Group, LLC.
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Join Melinda Malecki, JD and Anthony Ashenhurst, JD at the 2020 ICS Virtual Conference on October 17th for their presentation "Sexual Harassment Prevention Training".
Melinda Malecki is a Health Law attorney with 25 years of corporate, regulatory, and risk management experience. As a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), she provides legal counsel, corporate compliance, and risk management services to physicians, safety net hospitals and healthcare organizations, including federally qualified health centers.
Ms. Malecki began her career as a risk manager at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. She became the Director of Risk Management and Legal Services at West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, and later became the Medical Center’s General Counsel. While working for West Suburban, Ms. Malecki managed all legal services for the Medical Center’s administration and staff. She directed all insurance purchasing and significantly reduced the Medical Center’s financial exposure due to insurance expenses. She began the private practice of law in 2000 and continues to consult in all of the foregoing areas.
Ms. Malecki has extensive experience in the area of physician representation, including sales and purchases of practices, contract negotiations and corporate disputes. Her work as a hospital attorney benefits her physician clients in dealing with such matters as medical staff issues and contractual negotiations.
One of Ms. Malecki’s greatest skills is handling risk management issues for healthcare organizations. She is frequently retained to create or redesign a risk management function / program for facilities that need to pass an accreditation or are at risk of losing insurance coverage.
Ms. Malecki serves on the board of PCC Community Wellness Center, a federally qualified healthcare center based in Oak Park, Illinois and on the board of Anderson Animal Shelter in Elgin, Illinois.
Join Anthony Ashenhurst, JD and Melinda Malecki, JD at the 2020 ICS Virtual Conference on October 17th for their presentation "Sexual Harassment Prevention Training".
Anthony Ashenhurst has been practicing healthcare law for over 25 years. He provides counsel to hospitals, physician groups and physician/hospital organizations.
Prior to joining Malecki & Brooks Law Group, Mr. Ashenhurst was a member of the health law practice group in the Chicago office of a large law firm and was previously Assistant General Counsel for UnityPoint Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States.
Mr. Ashenhurst has extensive experience in providing counsel to hospitals in such areas as the Stark Law, the Federal Antikickback Statute, HIPAA, EMTALA, physician issues, medical staff bylaws and credentialing issues.
He has experience in resolving employment issues in the health care setting involving employment discrimination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act as well as employment contracts. He also has experience in negotiating labor agreements for hospitals and has reviewed, drafted and resolved issues relating to employment handbooks. Mr. Ashenhurst has developed and provides on-site training programs which meets the requirements of the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to combat all forms of harassment and disruptive behavior in the healthcare setting.
Mr. Ashenhurst has extensive experience in providing counsel to large behavioral health units and mental health centers relative to issues under the Illinois Mental Health Code and the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
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