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EASTERN Washington Education Session

March 06, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Witherspoon Kelley
422 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 1100
Spokane, WA 99201

Credentialing and Competency: A Hospital’s Scope of Liability

The WHCRMS Board is pleased to provide its very first Education Session in Spokane, Washington on March 6, 2019 at the office of Witherspoon Kelley. 

This presentation will focus on a hospital's scope of liability for corporate negligence, especially credentialing and periodically monitoring the competency of health care providers practicing within its facilities.  Such claims of corporate negligence will be distinguished from claims of vicarious liability for non-employee physicians and for the hospital’s officers, employees, or agents.  Topics covered will include emerging issues in the relevant case law, Washington Pattern Jury Instructions, and current trends in practice.             


Steven J. Dixson - Principal, Witherspoon Kelley

Steven Dixson has experience in a wide variety of litigation and corporate legal matters. Prior to joining Witherspoon Kelley, Steven was a consultant for Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C., and assisted in antitrust litigation brought by the State of California. Before attending law school, Steven served as an Assistant to the Dean of Students with Gonzaga University’s Gonzaga-in-Florence Program in Florence, Italy. Steven has experience in commercial and business litigation, including contract claims and business torts, with media law, including access to public records and defamation issues, and employment law, including wrongful termination, wrongful discharge, employee benefits and wage claims. Steven also has significant professional negligence and malpractice experience, including specific representations in the medical, architectural, and construction industries. He has participated in several seminars in media law, and professional negligence, including the Washington State Public Records Act and issues related to medical record production.  

Erica M. Roberts - Associate, Witherspoon Kelley

Erica Roberts represents physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers against claims of medical negligence.  Erica also represents physicians in licensing proceedings before Washington’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission. In addition to trial practice, Erica has successfully briefed and argued appellate matters in the Washington State Court of Appeals.  She has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in the State of Washington for the years 2017 and 2018.


Anticipated CLE/CE credits: 1.0 (pending approval)

Fees: This session is offered free of charge to current WHCRMS members and for $25.00 to non-members. Members must have their WHCRMS login information in order to register free of charge. Guests who have never previously been a member to WHCRMS may apply their $25.00 registration fee toward a WHCRMS membership.  

Location: Witherspoon Kelley, 422 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 1100 Spokane, WA 99201-0300

Attendance: Guests may attend either in-person or remotely via webinar. Lunch will be provided for those attending in-person.

**Registrants will receive a separate e-mail with instructions to connect to the webinar/teleconference and meeting materials a few days prior to the education session**

Contact with any questions.


$0.00 Member

$25.00 Non-Member Ticket