CME Webinar: Service Animals in Health Care Facilities

Elderly woman is helped by a service animal outside of her hospital room
By: Curi Editorial Team
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As the use of service animals has increased significantly in the U.S. in recent years, it’s important for medical practices to understand the implications of this shift and how it affects interactions with patients and employees who have service animals.

As part of our ongoing continuing medical education (CME) webinar series, Curi’s Risk Management team has created a webinar to help members understand and address the topic. The webinar is led by Susanna Gibbons, a partner at Poyner Spruill LLP and a member of Curi’s external counsel network. Gibbons practices in the areas of employment compliance law, employment defense and litigation, and administrative proceedings. She has been recognized as a leading attorney by Chambers USA since 2009.

The webinar, which includes employer case studies, aims to help practices better understand the following:

  1. The definition of a service animal and the animals that qualify
  2. The appropriate protocol for managing service animal situations
  3. Common accommodation requirements for employees with service animals
  4. State and federal legal requirements, obligations, and allowances to accommodate individuals using service animals

The webinar can be accessed here: “Service Animals in Health Care Facilities.” Members will need to login to view the webinar and can claim CME credit after completing a post-webinar test and evaluation.

Our additional CME-eligible webinars are available here: https://www.medicalmutualgroup.com/rm-webinars.

Curi is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For more information about the accreditation of this program, please contact our CME Team at 800.662.7917 or at CMETeam@mmicnc.com.

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