Informed Consent in Dysphagia: The Legal and Ethical Challenges  – Replay Webinar

Presented by: Hillary Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP and Michelle Coffaro, MS, CCC-SLP

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

8:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM MST / 5:30 PM PST

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  • Identify three main components of the Patient Self Determination Act of 1990 that apply to the informed consent process.
  • Describe the dietary modification recommendation informed consent process.
  • Identify the differences between “coercive” and “non-coercive” strategies for ethically managing patients who choose diets other than what is clinically recommended.


  • 8:30pm – 8:35pm: Introduction
  • 8:35pm – 8:55pm: Litigation in Dysphagia (an overview)
  • 8:55pm – 9:15pm: The Patient Self Determination Act of 1990
  • 9:15pm – 9:45pm: Waivers, Hospice, & PEGS, Oh My!
  • 9:45pm – 10:10pm: Navigating the Informed Consent Process
  • 10:10pm – 10:30pm: Case Scenarios and Q&A
This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Speaker Information



Hillary Cooper will receive an honorarium for this webinar from Mobile Dysphagia Diagnostics.  She is the owner of North Louisiana Swallow Solutions and Speech Therapy Services of North Louisiana, LLC, and receives a salary.
Michelle Coffaro will receive an honorarium for this webinar from Mobile Dysphagia Diagnostics.  She receives a salary from Midwest Speech Therapy, LLC, TriState Imaging and Swallowing Solutions, and West Chester Hospital.




Hillary Cooper is a member of the ASHA 2019 Convention Program Planning Committee – Business and Practice Management.  
Michelle Coffaro has no non-financial disclosures.


Additional Info and FAQ:

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?  

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy to obtain credit for your participation.  Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion.  You can find these certificates in the “My Account” area.  You have 14 days to complete the test.

If you'd like to earn ASHA CEUs for the presentation, we can report your completion to ASHA. ASHA CEUs are awarded to those that meet eligibility criteria by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the ASHA CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider.

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Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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