Active Shooter Threat. The Risk is Real!

January 18, 2023

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Mass shootings in the U.S. are not rare events. In a study of active shooter incidents between 2000-2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) identified health care facilities as one of 11 locations where the public was most at risk during an active shooter incident. Although only one of the 61 incidents identified by FBI as “active shooter” in 2021 occurred in a healthcare facility, the potential impact of such an event demands careful attention and effective planning to address it.

Deeply integrated in their communities, health centers strive to create open and welcoming environments and keep patients and staff safe and secure. Maintaining this balance is challenging. Many health centers worry whether they have effective active shooter preparedness and response plans in place to protect patients and staff and to meet all the applicable regulatory requirements. At the federal level, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act)’s General Duty Clause requires all employers to provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires health care employers, including health centers, to have an all-hazards emergency management program that includes adequate training for employees.

During this webinar, we will answer these and other questions:

  • What are the relevant legal requirements around the active shooter threat?
  • What is your health center’s legal liability?
  • What should be done from a risk management perspective?
  • What are some ways to address the active shooter hazard in your organizational plans?
  • What training/testing methods you should or shouldn’t consider for your program and why?

Additionally, attendees will receive the Active Shooter Plan Annex Development Worksheet, a practical tool to help jumpstart their organizational active shooter plan development.

Target Audience

  • Emergency Managers
  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
  • C-Suite Members, including CEOs and COOs
  • Clinic Directors
  • Human Resources Directors/Managers
  • Operations Staff
  • Facilities Personnel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the current legal and regulatory landscape relating to employer responsibility for active shooter events
  • Identify best practices for developing effective active shooter preparedness and response plans
  • Develop and/or revise your health center’s active shooter preparedness and response plans using tools and resource provided
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/18/2023 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/18/2023 - 2:00pm EST


A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]


As Manager of Compliance and Risk Management Services with the firm's health care practice group, Alex assists in developing, implementing, and managing FTLF’s compliance and risk management training and technical assistance services. A former Senior Director of Emergency Management at the Community Health Care Association of New York State, he is also a licensed clinical social worker. [Full Bio]


As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within two (2) weeks.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Emergency Managers, Compliance Officers/Risk Managers, C-Suite Members, including CEOs and COOs, Clinic Directors, Human Resources Directors/Managers, Operations Staff, Facilities Personnel
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website (formerly

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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