Release Date: 1-21-2016
Expiration Date: 1-21-2019
Activity Location:

Target Audience
This activity is designed for Physicians, Healthcare Providers, Practice Managers, Human Resources, Employees

Statement of Need: How to comply with the legal requirements under the Family Medical Leave Act

Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  • Determine if your employer is required to comply with the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Describe what FMLA protections are afforded to eligible employees.
  • Describe what constitutes as unlawful interference and retaliation under FMLA.

Faculty:  Sheba E. Vine, JD, Senior Director of Compliance, First Healthcare Compliance

Sheba Vine, JD

As the Senior Director of Regulatory Compliance, Ms. Vine serves as an expert and resource for clients concerning healthcare regulatory matters. Prior to joining First Healthcare Compliance, Ms. Vine was an attorney in private practice, concentrating in litigation and employment law. Ms. Vine is licensed to practice law in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Vine held positions in the medical device industry with Hoffman La-Roche and Siemens. She received her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University. Ms. Vine serves as a member of her township’s Business Development Advisory Committee and is a member of the Food Bank of South Jersey Board of Trustees.

Planning Committee:

Jill Brooks, MD, CHCO First Healthcare Compliance
Lynn M. Robinson, CMC, CMOM, Medical Society of Delaware

Disclosure Statement:
It is the policy of the Medical Society of Delaware to comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. In keeping with these standards, all faculty participating in continuing medical education provided by MSD are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations.

The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Statement of Competency:
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competency:  apply quality  improvement.

Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Society of Delaware and First Healthcare Compliance. The Medical Society of Delaware is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement :

The Medical Society of Delaware designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint providership of CME by MSD in no way implies endorsement of any product or service.  This activity is not supported by commercial funding.

Receiving Your CME Credit :
In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must: 1) view the webinar,  and 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 2 out of 3 questions correctly. You will then be able to print out your CME certificate.

Hardware/software Requirements : Mac or Windows

For technical questions/difficulties, please contact or call 888.543.4778

For questions regarding the content of this activity, please contact the Medical Society of Delaware at 302-366-1400.