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Annual Nursing Presentation


On September 22, 2014, Jay Hieatt made his annual presentation to the first year students in the Cuesta College Nursing Program. The lecture covered an outline of the civil litigation system, professional responsibility and legal documentation in the new electronic medical record. Mr. Hieatt’s lecture has been a permanent and integral part of the Cuesta Nursing Program for approximately two decades. Mr. Hieatt has been representing hospitals for over 30 years, and part of that representation involves free in-service lectures to the hospital’s nurses. He recently presented a mock trial demonstration of how a nurse might get cross-examined regarding their documentation to the new nurse employees of Dignity Health at French Hospital Medical Center.