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Rehabilitation Nurses Society
Rehabilitation Nurses Society

Our Mission

The Rehabilitation Nurses
Society is a membership
organization for medical care
coordination that provides
continuing education
and networking. The
professional goal of
its members is to advocate
for quality patient care
while utilizing community
resources in a
cost effective manner.
RNS ByLaws Update 9-30-2011
To make reservations for the RNS
December 4th meeting please
Merrilee De Bry
(714) 280-1816 - (Preferred)
(951) 237-8500 - Cell

Members -          $25.00  
Non-members - $35.00
Vegetarian meals
available with prior request

CEU’s: Approved for 2 hours
BRN provider #  01219
CCMC  pending approval
Please click on links below for revised RNS By-Laws, 2015-2017 RNS Board Nominees
and RNS member's ballot
RNS 2015-2017 Board Nominees & Ballot
RNS Tag Line Ballot
RNS Revised By-Laws 2014

April 25th, 2019 RNS Lunch & Learn

Topic: Ethical Dilemmas: Case Management and Navigating Special Needs
Speakers: Lee Ann Hitchman, CLPF, Hitchman Fiduciaries  and
Barbara Greenfield, RN, BSN, CCM, CNLCP
Location:  CareMeridian Winways
7732 East Santiago Canyon Road, Orange, CA  92689

What is a fiduciary and what do they do? How can case management services
complement fiduciary services? What are some of the potentially competing
goals, professional conflicts, and ethical dilemmas when the two services meet?
Your answer to these questions and more will be discussed by two very
experienced speakers within their field of expertise. Special Needs Trust is a very
unique advocacy-based service and a growing need in the long-time care
industry. Please join us for a dynamic conversation with Barbara and Lee Ann
on some of the challenges when navigating in this system.

Objectives of the program:
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of CMSA/CCMC standards of ethics and compare
and contrast against the American Nurses Association (ANA) and Private
professional fiduciary (PPF) ethical standards.
2. Identify aspects of your professional services which support your
communications, recommendations, and interventions.   (E.G. liability insurance,
generating reports, transportation)
3. Identify areas of possible ethical conflict when making referrals.
4. Gain an understanding of the specific needs of clients and the case manager’s
role in the realm of Special Needs Trusts.
5. Gain an understanding of potential competing goals for the client based on
case manager and the fiduciary responsibilities.
6. Gain a basic understanding of what governmental services are utilized for a
client with a Special Needs Trust.   

Lunch & Presentation
11:30 - 12:00pm  Registration/Housekeeping:
12:00  Ethical Standards (CMSA/ANA/PPF) / potential professional conflicts
12:30 Define Special Needs Trusts and its CM role
1:00  Potential competing goals of CM and fiduciary responsibilities;
best practices
2:00  Case studies/Q&A        

Cost: (No refunds for this event)
Members: $25.00 ,  Non-
Members: $35.00
Registration Contact:  Hanna van der Walt:  / (714) 595-3810

Mailing Address:  
10459 La Ballena, Fountain Valley, CA  92708

Target Audience:
RN, CCM, and other allied health care professionals
Provider Approved by the California BRN,
Provider # CEP1219, for 2 contact hours
Approved by CCMC for 2 CCM Ethics CEs, # 190001004
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