Malpractice Risks for NPs, PA, and Supervising Physicians with TDC

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Malpractice Risks for NPs, PA, and Supervising Physicians with TDC

You’re invited to join us for a seminar designed to help physicians and healthcare professionals identify and reduce risk.

By Central Coast Medical Association

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, April 20 · 6 - 7:30pm PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The Doctors Company and Central Coast Medical Association Presents:

Understanding Malpractice Risks for NPs, PA, and Supervising Physicians

Thursday, April 20, 2023

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM



Nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and supervising physicians’ benefit from an increased awareness and understanding of lessons learned from closed malpractice claims. Attend this session to learn about what the claims data shows as the most frequent type of claim, risk issue, and severity of loss for supervising physician and advanced practice providers. California has modified regulatory laws regarding PA and NP supervision. This session will review the changes and implementation dates. Health care providers must interact with staff and patients of different cultural, spiritual, political, and moral views. It is important to recognize the impact of an individual's culture on their health care experience. There are occasions when a patient encounter can push your tolerance and sensitivity to the limit. In addition, challenging pandemic times have caused patients to become more demanding in their expectations.



At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the most frequent risks that could result in a malpractice claim for the NP, PA, and supervising physician
  • Implement three strategies to decrease my liability as a NP, PA, or supervising physician
  • Discuss the California Scope of Practice requirements for NPs and PAs
  • Understand the importance of communicating effectively with patients and the health care team, across patient cultures and identities (including racial, ethnic, religious, and gender)



  • Julie Brightwell, BSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, CPPS Director, Healthcare Systems Patient Safety, The Doctors Company
  • Julie Song, MPH, CPHRM: Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company
  • Richard F. Cahill, Esq. Vice President, Associate General Counsel , The Doctors Company



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About the organizer

Promoting the science and art of medicine, care and well-being of patients, protection of the public health, and betterment of the medical profession.

Reach us at 805.683.5333.