CLE: End of Life Symposium


End of Life Symposium

Friday, September 9, 2016
Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility
1:30 - 5:10 p.m.
3.5 CLE credits and 3.0 CME (ethics) credits

Click here for additional information and to register. 

This program is $25.00 for attendees requesting CLE, CEU and CMU credits.  Free to NSHE students, faculty and staff.
Map and parking


This program aims to inform lawyers, healthcare professionals, as well as law, medical, and other students about some of the medical, legal, ethical, and social issues relevant to end-of-life care for seriously ill patients and their families. The program will explore effectively communicating serious clinical news to patients and families; the impacts of end-of-life care on quality of life and finances; utilizing community resources;  measuring caregiver burden in end-of-life care; understanding end-of-life issues among certain vulnerable populations; defining hospice and describing basic services involved in hospice care; defining eligibility criteria for hospice care; discussing the burden the federal Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospice (42 c.f.r. Part 418), including requirements relating to patient eligibility for hospice; physician certification of terminal illness; the definition of terminal illness, and prohibitions relating to the submission of claims, as well as health care fraud and abuse cases involving hospice claims; and legal issues in executing and enforcing advanced directives, as well as ways to help clients clarify their desires.


1:30-1:40 Introduction Professor Gakh, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences; Dr. Yoo, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
1:40-2:15 Impact of end-of-life care on health outcomes and introduction of Nevada End of Life Study (NES) Dr. Yoo, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
2:15-2:45 Communications: How to break bad news/family meeting tips Dr. Nakagawa, Columbia University
2:45-3:15 Barriers to hospice care Professor Ko, San Diego State University
3:15-3:25 Break  
3:25-3:55 Hospice Overview and Medicare Regulation of Hospice Payment Professor Tovino, UNLV Boyd School of Law; Nora Luna, Director of Diversity, Nathan Adelson Hospice
3:55-4:25 End-of-life in vulnerable populations - minority and limited literacy Professor Yamashita, UNLV Department of Sociology
4:25-4:55 Advanced Directives Carol Kingman, Attorneys Southern Nevada Senior Law Project
4:55-5:10 Questions, Answers & Closing Remarks Dr. Yoo, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

For questions, please contact:
Associate Dean Christine Smith
William S. Boyd School of Law
(702) 895-1872


September 9, 2016
1:30 PM - 5:10 PM
BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility (151)