2019 CSHA Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Michael Sullivan will co-present at the 2019 CSHA Annual Meeting and Spring Seminar on Sunday, April 7th

You’re Fired! - How Principles of Employment and Peer Review Law Intersect and Complicate Relationships
Shelley Carder, Law office of Shelley A. Carder
Michael Sullivan, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

As healthcare becomes more consolidated and physicians join large medical groups, the lines between employment and medical staff peer review principles intersect and can conflict. Although employment in California is presumed to be “at-will,” contractual obligations, whistleblower protections, and anti-discrimination laws limit this principle. Real-life vignettes will be used to frame the issues and identify strategies and possible resolutions for the challenges that arise in investigating, disciplining, and terminating physicians.