Ethics and Safety with Michael A. Taromina, Esq.

In health care, an ethical misconduct complaint, safety violation/citation or lawsuit is not always a result of a practitioner's intentionally bad behavior or lapse of judgment. Experienced and careful AOM practitioners routinely find themselves facing the prospect of damaging professional disciplinary actions, safety violations and/or litigation because they simply failed to receive proper training and utilize effective risk management strategies to maintain a lawful, ethical and safe practice. This program will begin with a detailed overview of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) revised (effective 1/1/2016) Code of Ethics, Grounds for Professional Discipline and Procedures for Upholding Professional Conduct. From there, analysis will be conducted of the relevant state codes, laws and regulations impacting an AOM practice. Attendees will learn the common ethical, safety and legal pitfalls from real AOM cases throughout the country and effective risk management, safety and problem prevention strategies from an expert attorney with decades of experience in the field of AOM.

Presenter: Michael Taromina, Esq. is the Chair of the NCCAOM’s Professional Ethics and Disciplinary Committee and co-author of the Code of Ethics, Grounds for Discipline and Procedures for Upholding Professional Conduct. He has an extensive background of legal representation, education and advocacy for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine throughout the country.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Center for Integrated Care (510c3)

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23rd 5-9:45 pm

CEUs: 2 hours in Ethics, 2 hours in Safety (NCCAOM)

Course fee: $75 for Practitioners, $50 for SIEAM Alumni

Location: Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, 226 S Orcas Street, Seattle, WA 98108

To register, please email it to info@siom.edu. Payment can be made through Paypal below.