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New Conscience Rights in Health Care Rule Webinar Series— Part 2: Employment Considerations


Dates: August 7, 2019 - noon−1 p.m.

Location: Webinar

Registration Deadline: August 05, 2019

Online registration for this program has closed. Please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270, if you would like to register for this event.

All employers who receive funding from HHS are subject to the New Conscience Rule, which goes into effect this fall. If your organization receives Medicare, Medicaid or HHS program-specific grants, you are impacted and should participate in this two-part informative webinar.

Program Overview

On May 21, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a final rule entitled, “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority” which addresses the rights of individual health care employees who object to participating in medical procedures that violate their consciences, as well as the rights of faith-based health care institutions to provide services consistent with their religious mission and identity.

All employers who receive funding from HHS are subject to the New Conscience Rule, which goes into effect this fall. If your organization receives Medicare, Medicaid or HHS program-specific grants, you are impacted and should participate in this informative two-part webinar series.

Webinar Overviews:
*Please note: each webinar is sold separately 

Part 1: What Should You Be Doing Now to Prepare? (July 9, 2019 - noon1 p.m.)
This webinar will cover the patient protection outlined in the regulation; how the new requirements apply to providers and support staff; and OCR’s authority to initiate compliance reviews, conduct investigations, and use enforcement tools.

Part 2: Employment  Considerations (August 7, 2019 - noon1 p.m.)
This webinar will focus on considerations for human resource policies and procedures.

Learning Objectives

During this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how the new requirements apply to covered employers
  • Understand the specific scope of the provision of health care services to which an employee may have a moral or religious right to object under the New Conscience Rule
  • Understand the interplay between the New Conscience Rule and a covered employers existing obligation to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and applicable state law
  • Discuss practical approaches to balance employees’ rights and the need to meet the needs of patients and other constituents as required by employees’ job duties 

Who Should Attend

This webinar will be of particular interest to compliance officers, human resource executives, chief operating officers, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, clinical services directors, legal staff, and risk managers.


Linda Hollingshead
Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Linda B. Hollinshead practices in the area of employment law. Ms. Hollinshead provides training and counseling to employers throughout the country on a variety of subjects, including monitoring employee attendance, FMLA compliance, medical and religious accommodations, leaves of absence policies, harassment and discrimination prevention, responding to harassment and discrimination claims, FLSA and wage and hour compliance, including employee misclassification, diversity and inclusion, termination of employees, hiring practices, performance appraisals and performance management. Ms. Hollinshead also advises public accommodations as well as recipients of federal financial assistance on program accessibility and other compliance obligations. Ms. Hollinshead advises clients in numerous industries, including colleges and universities, manufacturing and retail companies, hospitals and other health care organizations, technology companies, financial services organizations, energy companies and not-for-profit entities. She is also a member of the firm's Cannabis Industry Group.

Ms. Hollinshead conducts investigations on behalf of employers regarding claims of harassment and discrimination as well as counsels employers concerning their own investigation of and responses to such claims. She also assists employers by drafting employees policies and handbooks, confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements, employment agreements, termination and severance agreements as well as independent contractor agreements. She represents organizations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state and local agencies.

Ms. Hollinshead is a 1997 cum laude graduate of Rutgers University School of Law and a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University (M.S., Public Policy) and Bucknell University (B.A., cum laude).

Registration Information


$129 HAP Member Rate (includes 1 phone line/web connection per site for webinar. Additional phone lins will be billed at $129.)

$229 Non-Member Rate (includes 1 phone line/web connection per site. Additional phone lines will be billed at $229.)

Fee includes handout materials forwarded via email prior to the session.

Registration Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 5There is a $25 administrative fee on all cancellations. Cancellations must be received in writing.

The registration deadline is August 5.

Certificate of Attendance

A general certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants. Some national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance when you submit the course outline (save the program email) and your certificate of attendance. It is recommended you contact your own board or organization to find out what is required.

How the Webinar Will Work

There is no limit to the number of staff from your office per connection who can tune in to the seminar via speakerphone and computer. Additional connections dialing/logging in will be billed. Enjoy the benefits of attending a live conference without having to leave the office.
Upon receipt of registration, confirmation will be emailed to the registrant. Dial-in instructions will be emailed to each registrant’s email address approximately 48 hours prior to the program, including information on how to obtain handout materials for the conference. If you do not receive an email by this date, please email

Please register only one name per connection.


For registration information, or if you need special accommodations, please contact HAP Education Services at (717) 561-5270.

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