May 3-4, 2022
SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS EXTENDED: Nominations will be due by Friday, March 25, 2022.
This hybrid conference will address predatory and unethical substance use treatment schemes found across the United States, including insurance-related fraud, patient brokering, and misleading advertising. This training will also address the substance use treatment landscape, common types of civil and criminal fraud, and the lived experiences of persons impacted by these problematic practices. Participants will hear from speakers of various backgrounds that are tackling this issue, including peers within attorney general offices and local prosecutors, the legal research community, medical and public health experts, and the patient advocacy community. This problem persists across various legal fields including Medicaid and insurance fraud, consumer protection, and even human trafficking.
For additional information, please find part one and part two on NAGTRI Online. The first session, hosted on November 4, 2021, addressed foundational concepts regarding substance use disorders, the treatment landscape, and relevant policy and legal considerations. Participants also heard from a person with lived experience in navigating substance use treatment for themselves including unethical, predatory, and fraudulent practices. The second session, hosted on January 11, 2022, addressed the investigation, prosecution, and monitoring of predatory and unethical practices in substance use treatment in greater depth. This training included an overview of how other state agencies may address these issues, including in collaboration with the attorney general community as well as an account from those with lived experience in substance use treatment on how the treatment landscape may differ for certain communities.
These trainings are made possible with support from Arnold Ventures.
Nominations will be due by Friday, March 25, 2022.
The conference will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. ET and Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. ET.
This training is a closed session open to attorney general staff only.
NAGTRI is pleased to offer space for additional participants per jurisdiction to attend this seminar. Should a training nominator like to submit more than two nominations, please email Noah Rubin at email@example.com. Office nominators are encouraged to submit all interested nominees, for both in-person and virtual participation. NAGTRI makes every effort to accept all nominees for in-person participation.
Contact your nominator: If you are interested in attending this conference, click the button below and follow the instructions to contact your office’s NAAG Nominator and submit your interest.
Attorney general staff who wish to attend the program virtually can register for free.
If eligible, NAAG will apply for CLE per CLE accrediting body guidelines.
HEALTH & SAFETY
This training will be offered as a hybrid event; in-person and virtual participation will both be available as options to members of the attorney general community. For in-person participants, NAAG will be following the rules and guidelines provided by the hotel and local (and/or other applicable) jurisdiction. However, NAAG would like for you to determine your personal comfort level and, therefore please note that throughout the in-person training, there will be group meals and training activities where participants will need to work closely with their peers. Distancing is possible, but, if you feel uncomfortable about being around other attendees during meals and discussions, it will be challenging for you to engage in the training in-person. Participants may eat in their hotel rooms individually if preferred, but this would impede your ability to engage closely with other attendees for interactive sessions and discussions. Please take this into account when considering your interest in attending this training in-person, and we kindly ask that you set your expectations accordingly. Information regarding registration for virtual attendance and participation will be shared at a later date.
More specific information related to the COVID protocols in place for this training will be outlined in an email to attendees in advance. In the meantime, please review the latest guidance from the city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania.