Has the pandemic required you to expand your scope of practice outside of your specialty to provide care for patients who have contracted COVID-19? You should be aware of the rules and regulations that can impact your exposure to medical liability. In the one-hour webinar, Immunity and Scope of Practice Issues During COVID-19, Gordon Ownby, General Counsel, CAP, and Michael Lamb, Managing Attorney, Schmid & Voiles, will discuss the protections that are available for physicians treating patients during a pandemic.


Date: Wednesday, July 22

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

CME: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. Physicians are invited to submit their questions in advance at communications@CAPphysicians.com.

At the completion of this activity, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit and why scope of practice is important.
  2. Discuss how a physician can mitigate concerns on scope of practice during the pandemic.
  3. Explain the importance of additional informed consent language related to COVID-19.
  4. Describe the federal and state provisions for healthcare immunity during the pandemic.
All registrants will receive the recording and slides once they are available. Register now to access these materials automatically after the live webinar.

About the Presenters

Gordon Ownby, General Counsel, CAP has been general counsel for the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc., (CAP) since 1992. Mr. Ownby directs a legal staff and outside counsel to deliver legal solutions to this industry-leading medical professional liability company. Working with industry coalitions and company-retained lobbyists, Mr. Ownby provides analysis and key communications for CAP’s healthcare liability legislative program.

Michael Lamb, Managing Attorney, Schmid & Voiles has specialized in the defense of physicians and hospitals since 1982. After working as an associate with Rushfeldt, Shelley & McCurdy for seven years, in 1989 he became a founding partner in Elliot, Lamb, Leibl & Snyder, a 17-attorney firm specializing in medical malpractice defense. As a trial attorney, Lamb has successfully defended physicians on numerous occasions in both the Superior Court and arbitration. Immediately prior to joining Schmid & Voiles in 1997, he gained insight into the plaintiff’s bar, working at Grassini & Wrinkle, where he prevailed at trial in a legal malpractice case.

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