• Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)

(Note - Because this is a 5-part program, registration for this series is for ALL of the above dates. There is no prorated registration for a single date. You are encouraged to participate in the full series, but attendance for all 5 is not required for CME credit.  Your certificate of attendance will document the sessions you attended.)


This is an online event via Zoom.

Contact or Questions

CPPPH  www.CPPPH.org

Gail Jara

Best Practices for Wellbeing Committees:
What You Need to Know for Effective Functioning of Wellbeing Committees

A series of five Tuesday noontime videoconference sessions from CPPPH for the wellbeing committees that address alcohol/drug use and addiction, mental health issues, cognitive functioning, aging, and behavioral issues


The AAFP has reviewed Best Practices for Wellbeing Committees: What You Need to Know for Effective Functioning of Wellbeing Committees 2022, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 10/11/2022 to 11/15/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit for Medical Staff Services Professionals has been confirmed. NAMSS has approved this program for up to 7.5 CE Credits.


Session #1: Tuesday, October 11
Role of MEC vs. the Role of the Wellbeing Committee
Speakers: John G. Rosenberg, MD and Steve Huege, MD

Session #2: Tuesday, October 18
First Meeting with the Physician Referred to the Wellbeing Committee
Speaker: Karen Miotto, MD

Session #3: Tuesday, November 1
Evaluating the Physician and the Situation
Speakers: John G. Rosenberg, MD and David Granovetter, MD

Session #4: Tuesday, November 8 
Monitoring and the On-going Work of the Committee with the Physician
Speaker: Karen Miotto, MD

Session #5: Tuesday, November 15 
Confidentiality, Reporting and Recordkeeping
Speakers: David Balfour, JD and Rebecca Hoyes, JD


After participating in these sessions, the learner should be able to:

  1. List three of the nine elements named in TJC Standard 11.01.01: what the medical staff’s process must include
  2. Explain the relationship between Evidence Code 1157 and the policy and procedures of the wellbeing committee
  3. List two things the committee should have completed before the first meeting is held with a physician referred to the committee
  4. List two things the committee should have completed before a physician meets with the person/organization that will conduct an evaluation
  5. List two things the physician’s agreement to get an evaluation should include
  6. List three things the committee should require in the report of an evaluation
  7. Describe three elements for which a physician can be monitored to document the physician’s compliance with the committee’s requirements before “return to work”
  8. Describe what must be in place for the committee to notify other hospitals/medical groups of the information the committee has about the physician’s history with the committee


The workshops are open to all interested persons involved in physician health activities. They are designed particularly for those who have a role with a wellbeing committee of a medical staff or medical group and/or those with a leadership or peer review role in the medical staff or medical group.


  • David Balfour, JD, Shareholder and member of the Healthcare practice group in the Buchalter Law Firm’s San Diego office
  • Terri Boudreaux, CPCS, CPMSM, Director, Medical Staff Services, Adventist Health Ukiah Valley
  • Shelley Carder, Esq., private practice of law specializing in medical staff affairs
  • Hani Chaabo, MD, Medical Director of Well-Being, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
  • Patricia Curtis, MD, Director, Professional Affairs, Palo Alto Foundation
  • Ray Glendrange, MD, Chair, Riverside County Medical Society Committee on Physician Health
  • David Granovetter, MD Chair, Kaiser San Jose Physician Well-Being Committee and Regional Chair, The Permanente Medical Group Physician Well-Being Committees
  • Randolph Holmes, MD, Physician Health Committee, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier
  • Rebecca Hoyes, JD, Principal with Polsinelli LLP in the San Francisco office
  • Steven Huege, MD, Chair, UCSD Health Physician Wellbeing Committee; Associate Vice Chair, Continuing Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine
  • Karen Miotto, MD, Director, Physician and Faculty Wellness Program and Behavioral Wellness Center, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Marcia Nelson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Enloe Medical Center
  • John G. Rosenberg, MD, MPH, private practice of psychiatry specializing in areas related to physician health and impairment, Berkeley