In this episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg Pekarske is joined by colleague Stephanie Kaiser for a rich conversation on what it means for a hospice board to carry out its fiduciary duties and how this relates to the role and responsibilities of hospice executives. Through counseling and training boards across the country, Stephanie has gained unique insights on the inner workings of boards, and breaks down what good governance looks like in action. Stephanie debunks common misconceptions on what defines a “good” board and provides practical tips on how hospice executives can and should engage and inform their boards. We also discuss when boards and individual members are liable and how to guard against such claims.
For resources related to this episode, please see the following:
- Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight
- A Toolkit for Health Care Boards
- The Health Care Director’s Compliance Duties: A Continued Focus of Attention and Enforcement