Leading with an Ethics Mindset; 21 Nov 2019; Mr. Wheeler
- Financial Conflicts of Interest
- Appearances of Bias and Covered Relationships
- Gifts, Bribes and Salary Supplementation
- Outside Employment and Activities Participation
- Political Activities Engagement
- Misuse of Government Position and Resources
- Seeking Employment and Post-Government Employment
- Filing Financial Disclosures
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, optometrists, psychologists, social workers, healthcare executives, and other health care professionals who support/care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.
- Identify a Financial Conflict of Interest.
- Summarize an Appearance of Bias.
- Discuss exceptions to the Gift Prohibition.
- Explain post-government employment restrictions.
Acting General Counsel
Bryan Wheeler serves as Acting General Counsel, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Falls Church, Virginia. He has also served as Deputy General Counsel, DHA; Deputy General Counsel, DHA (National Capital Region Medical Directorate); as an Associate General Counsel with the Office of General Counsel (OGC), TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Falls Church, VA and as an Assistant General Counsel with primary duties as counsel to the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and the TRICARE Regional Office-North.
He completed a B.A. in Political Science through the University of the State of New York while on Active Duty in Washington in October 1983. He was commissioned through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Station, Knoxville, Tennessee in July 1986. After completing the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute 16-week program at Patrick AFB, Florida, he returned to the Kansas Air National Guard to serve as the Military Equal Opportunity Officer and resumed his law studies at Washburn. He was subsequently recalled to active duty as a Judge Advocate in October 1988.
In 1995, the Department of Defense selected him as the first military lawyer to participate in Military Health Services System (MHSS) 2020, a project to plan the future of military medical care over the next 25 years. He was a substantial contributor to the project and subsequently co-wrote a chapter in the DoD book, Envisioning Tomorrow: to Focus Today’s Resources and an article on health care fraud in the AMSUS Journal. He has tried over 200 courts-martial as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and military judge and argued numerous cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. After retiring from the Air Force and prior to assuming his current duties, he served as the Deputy Director, Investigative Project on Terrorism, a counter-terrorism “think tank” in Washington, DC. He has appeared on “CBS 60 Minutes” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” In 2013, he also co-authored the article, “Fighting health care fraud in bold and innovative ways” in the AMSUS Journal.
He is a member of the State Bar of Kansas and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Supreme Court of Kansas, and various federal district and appellate courts.
Laurie Rafferty, J.D.
Laurie Powell Rafferty is the lead ethics attorney for the Defense Health Agency (DHA). She has held this position since 2008. Prior to DHA, Laurie was an ethics attorney for the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
She has given numerous presentations on the Criminal Conflict of Interest Statutes and the Standards of Conduct regulation, and reviewed tens of thousands of financial disclosure reports.
Laurie also practiced in the Employment and Labor Law area for the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and the Commerce Department.
Prior to her Government service, Laurie worked for a small, private law firm in Washington, DC. Laurie graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with an AB in English, and the George Mason University School of Law with a JD.
She is a member of the Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
DHA J-7 staff, Planning Committee Members and reviewers have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. All faculty members have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose.
This CE activity is provided by the DHA J-7 Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO). This activity provides continuing education for psychologists and social workers. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.
- 1.00 AAPADHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 1.00 ACHEDHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 1.00 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacistUAN JJA4008136-0000-19-159-L04-P
No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 1.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy technicianUAN JA4008136-0000-19-159-L04-T
No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 1.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 ANCCThe DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Internet Live Course for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 APAContinuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
- 1.00 ARBO/COPEThis activity has been approved by ARBO/COPE. The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 credit hours. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
COPE Course ID #: 65557-EJ 65556-EJ
COPE Activity/Event #: 118529 118528
- 1.00 ASWBAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 1.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
- 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
- 1.00 IPCEThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.