Judging by the statements we see in the office, clinicians have always been good at describing the risks of the proposed treatment (both during the consent process and when describing that process in the consent form), but describing the risks and benefits of other treatments may not be as high on the priority list. And it`s not hard to see why. Time is one of the scarcest resources in health care, and it will take time to talk about different treatment options or explore with the patient whether it makes sense for them to be treated (and then record that discussion). But once those discussions have taken place, it makes sense, albeit very briefly, to record what was discussed. The conversation itself and the recording it took place is the best defense against claims. The courts will accept a range of evidence about the nature of the conversations that took place. Oral testimony from clinicians themselves is one of the most important forms of this evidence. Equally important is the simultaneous recording of the conversation with the patient in the patient`s notes (especially if the passage of time undermines the clinician`s memory). And, of course, consent forms are a (much discussed) form of proof that discussions have taken place. With one or two very rare exceptions (for example, certain types of fertility treatments), informed consent itself has no legal meaning, but is part of the general evidence matrix used to show that a discussion took place and that certain issues were raised during that discussion. By implementing and servicing risk management protocols, he gives his clients the tools to avoid future legal issues and focus on their business activities. Mike Stewart advises developers and investors on commercial real estate projects in Tennessee and across the country. His practice is diverse and covers a wide range of transaction sizes and property types with extensive experience in retail and office leasing.

Mike is actively involved in the commercial real estate sector, investing time and energy in organizations that move the industry forward and positively impact his clients. With his industry knowledge, experience and relationships, Mike helps clients structure, negotiate and close deals effectively. Please refer to the Scottish Information Commissioner`s guidelines for further clarification – www.itspublicknowledge.info/Law/. 9. If OCOL issues instructions or appoints family members, including a lawyer, what has each of these individuals earned in the last 3 fiscal years? It handles investigations, hearings and appeals from professional boards. A blog by Michael Stewart, General Counsel, Central Law Office 7. Does the COL have a policy on the instruction and appointment of counsellors (e.g. lawyers) who are family members, including husband, wife, partner, siblings, nieces and nephews, etc.? (d) Are there any members of the management team who are lawyers and, if so, what ranks do they have? Michael Stewart General Counsel Certified specialist in medical negligence law. Dear NHS National Services Scotland, I am making an access to information request for the following information regarding the Central Legal Office (CLO) He manages and manages regulatory litigation and appeals for his clients · There are no guidelines for this category of consultants.

· The classification of employees is therefore exempt from the disclosure requirement. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– your request and response (with the same numbering). Mike currently serves on the boards of the Pencil Foundation, the Nashville Downtown Partnership and the Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter. He is Chair of Tennessee NextGen for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a member of the ICSC Tennessee/Kentucky Annual Ideas Exchange Planning Committee. Michael Stewart manages complex, high-risk medical litigation in Texas and the Southwest. He specializes in medical malpractice and commercial liability litigation in long-term care and rehabilitation facilities. In addition, Michael is a recognized developer and speaker in proactive risk management protocols. He has developed and implemented innovative risk management systems for clients who want to avoid process complications and risks. He also develops and implements arbitration systems for his clients to avoid courtroom costs and uncertainties. He has represented clients in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

4. What are the salary ranges for lawyers employed by the OCOL? 1. What is its annual budget and to whom is it accountable? Including staff on maternity leave, career breaks or secondments, OCOL currently employs 74 lawyers, 64 of whom are senior counsel. National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Nashville Downtown Partnership — Board of Directors As explained above, there is no need to answer these additional questions regarding FOISA, as they seek an explanation rather than information held. Reference is made to what was said in the above response. Response 8 confirms that consultants working with OCOL who are family members will be led by OCOL. Since this is public money, should there not be a policy that prevents family members from being trained? Georgia State University Law Review — Associate Research Editor Due to the small number of people involved, we can only point out that the number is less than 5. · There is no policy on the employment of family members. CLO must follow NHS National Services Scotland policies and processes for hiring staff.

Robinson College of Business — Research Associate The rank of a given individual (including members of the management team) is personal information about that individual (as defined in the Data Protection Act 2018). Personal information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“FOISA”) under section 38 of that Act. Providing this information would be a breach of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR. Regarding answer 5: If family members are employed, why is there no policy? Michael received a J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1993 and a B.B.A. in Business/Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Due to the excellence of his practice, he was named to Thomson Reuters` Texas Super Lawyers list in 2012. Regarding response 8: Since there is no directive, are the instructions from family members appropriate given that public funds are involved? Is there not a clear conflict of interest and what steps are being taken to address it? Are any of the above practices audited outside of the OCOL? Visible links 1.