Nursing Jurisprudence & Ethics


[3515] Nursing Jurisprudence & Ethics
All Texas nurses must obtain 2 contact hours continuing education on jurisprudence and ethics. This program fulfills that Texas Board of Nursing requirement.

Nursing - Targeted Continuing Education

Nursing Jurisprudence and Nursing Ethics
Texas Board of Nursing Rule 216.3(g)

All nurses must complete at least 2 contact hours of CNE relating to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics before the end of every third two-year licensing period (applicable to licensing periods that began on or after January 1, 2014). The CNE course(s) must contain information related to:

  • the Texas Nursing Practice Act,
  • the Board's rules (including §217.11, Standards of Nursing Practice),
  • the Board's position statements,
  • principles of nursing ethics, and
  • professional boundaries.

Contact hours completed for this requirement do count towards completion of the 20 contact hours of CNE required for all nurses.
Certification may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
APRNs may not use CME to fulfill this requirement. Only CNE is acceptable.

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H Virtual Event | Winter Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | February 11, 2021

Program Description: All Texas nurses must obtain 2 contact hours continuing education on jurisprudence and ethics that must include education on board rules, practice act, position statements and professional boundaries. This session fulfills the requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing in an interactive format. You'll become reacquainted with the Texas Nursing Practice Act, Texas BON Rules and Position Statements. Every nurse is charged with knowing the Texas BON rules that apply to nursing practice. Our speakers will take the rules everyone needs to know and apply those rules to your practice in home care. Ethical principles and professional boundaries are also covered.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][4]ethics

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 2.0 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 2.0 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 02.11.2023

Texas HCSSA CE Approval Statement
This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

Nurse CE Approval Statement
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151

Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credits for this online presentation participant must view the entire online presentation, complete an evaluation, and post-test attestation.

Reporting of Perceived Bias
Bias, as defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA/LSNA) is the “tendency or inclination to cause partiality, favoritism, or influence.” Commercial bias may occur when a CNE activity promotes one or more product(s) (drugs, devices, services, software, hardware, etc.). This definition is not all inclusive and participants may use their own interpretation in deciding if a presentation is biased. The ANCC COA is interested in the opinions and perceptions of participants at approved CNE activities, especially in the presence of actual or perceived bias in continuing education. Therefore, ANCC invites participants to access their “ANCC Accreditation Feedback Line” to report any noted bias or conflict of interest in the education activity. The toll free number is 1(866) 262-9730.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Marie Berliner, Healthcare Attorney; Greg Mazick, Director of Clinical Excellence, Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care

About the Presenter(s):
Marie Berliner
has been a health care regulatory attorney since 1988, representing home health, hospice and hospital providers on Medicare, Medicaid, and state law issues related to licensure, certification, compliance, and enforcement actions such as surveys and licensure/termination actions, business operations and contractual relationships; and billing and reimbursement issues. She has also represented providers in administrative appeals and negotiated settlements in administrative penalty cases. Marie has also been a regular speaker for the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice, and the Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization. She also provided regular, Texas-approved continuing education credit seminars to home health and hospice administrators. Marie has also given presentations to the New Mexico Association for Home & Hospice Care, and the Oklahoma Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.

About the Presenter(s):
Greg Mazick
is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and has been a licensed nurse for 33 years. He spent four years in the Air Force assigned to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio from 1982 -1986. His nursing career includes eight years in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and 27 years in the pediatric home health industry as a case manager, director, and administrator. He is currently an owner/administrator with National Nursing and Rehab, SA Pediatrics overseeing 8 locations. Greg has been on the Provider Oversight Staff Advisory Committee (POSAC) for Community First Health Plans since 2006 and has served as the committee chair from 2008 to present. From 2006 to 2017, he co-founded and served as President of The Alliance for Pediatric Providers in San Antonio (APPSA), a local organization of pediatric home health providers. In 2013, he was appointed to a 6 year term to the Children’s Policy Council by the Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner. Greg has implemented numerous pediatric home health programs throughout the state of Texas and is recognized as a leader in the pediatric home health industry in Texas.

[3515] Nursing Jurisprudence & Ethics

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