Dr. Ann Jarris & Hosting COVID-19 Webinar

COVID-19 has and will continue to reshape the way entire industries function, and commercial fishing is no different. The Discovery Health MD Team has put together a COVID19 Vessels Procedures and Flowchart for Assessing Symptomatic Crew document to help commercial fishing captains and companies develop protocols for dealing with COVID-19 on vessels and with their crew. While it is not intended as a standard of care or as an industry standard, it can be a resource to help captains and crews determine how to best move forward. Join Ann Jarris, MD, MBA, FACEP as she explains how this resource can help crews work through these challenging and rapidly developing issues. Live audience questions will be answered toward the end of the event.

April 22, 11AM-12PM EST

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Dr. Ray Jarris was a Panelist at the NPVOA Medical Risk Management Discussion

Dr. Ray Jarris, Christine James, P&I Claims Manager from Trident, and Michael Barcott, JD from Holmes, Weddle and Barcott, were panelists at the Medical Care and Risk Management in the Fishing Industry on Tuesday, March 21. The scope of the issues discussed were:

  • The need to move toward a proactive integrative approach
  • Options for post hire exams: diabetes check, blood pressure screening and more
  • Relationship between hiring and claims management
  • Empathy in claims management
  • Documentation/communication
  • Medical advocacy in claims management
  • The legal framework surrounding the obligation to provide medical care to a crewmember
  • Recent cases concerning the obligation to provide medical care to a crewmember
  • Question and answer session – Share your concerns!