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Addressing Implicit Bias as Standard of Care: A Legal & Ethical Imperative

This Columbia University Masters of Bioethics Program event is eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

Acknowledging and ameliorating implicit bias in healthcare should be viewed as a legal and moral obligation, as part of the standard of care, such that not doing so would amount to malpractice. A similar approach was taken when the inadequacy of interpretation service for LEP patients was confronted decades ago. The attitude that was confronted then, and needs to be confronted now, is the notion that providing care free of bias is an extravagance, not a part of the standard of care.

This CLE program will address the ways the legal system can be used as a tool for reframing the scope of professional ethical obligations and thereby improving the quality of care for marginalized communities.

This program is eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

For further information please contact Sameer Ladha at shl2159 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live simultaneous transmission non-transitional CLE Program will provide 1 hour of New York CLE credit in Diversity, Inclusion, & the Elimination of Bias, 0.5 credit in Areas of Professional Practice, and 0.5 credit in Ethics & Professionalism. This CLE credit is awarded to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety and no partial credit will be awarded. Attendance is determined by an attorney's submission of their Attorney Attendance Affirmation forms with appropriate course codes noted. On submission of the Attorney Attendance Affirmations, attorneys also should submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided by the program organizers. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

After you have viewed the program, please complete the evaluation and attendance affirmation below and submit them to Athina Fontenot at af3018 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu (af3018[at]columbia[dot]edu) to receive your certificate of completion.