Webinar: Ways to Take Time Off for Individuals Diagnosed and Caregivers

Join us for a FREE webinar as part of the Triage Cancer Webinar Series, which will explore ways to take time off as an individual diagnosed with cancer or a caregiver. Attendees will learn about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be useful to individuals coping with cancer, how reasonable accommodations can be used to work through treatment or return to work, and other state laws, disclosure, and privacy protections.

Presented by Steve Knox, Esq. 

April 7, 2021

10am to 11:30am Pacific / 12pm to 1:30pm Central / 1pm to 2:30pm Eastern

Course Level: Beginner

Information for Health Care Professionals

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During this live and interactive webinar, social workers and nurses in attendance obtain a better understanding of how individuals diagnosed with cancer and caregivers can take time off from work and how to help their patients navigate taking time off. This webinar will discuss the relevant laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, state laws, and disclosure and privacy protections. This webinar will provide social workers, nurses, and other types of health care professionals with a foundation to help patients make those decisions and provide appropriate referrals. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions in real time via a chat-box.


12:00-12:05pm Central – Welcome, Speaker Introduction

12:05-1:25pm Central – Overview of the ADA and FLMA, how reasonable accommodations can be used to work through cancer treatment or to return to work, state laws, and disclosure and privacy protections.

1:25pm–1:30pm Central – Questions

1:30-1:40pm Central – Post Test


Nurses:  Triage Cancer is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who meet the requirements will be awarded 1.5 contact hours.

90 minutes of instruction/60 minutes = 1.5 contact hours

Social Workers: Triage Cancer, #1689, 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 as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Triage Cancer maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/26/2020 to 08/26/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

Triage Cancer is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0626. Social Workers completing this course will receive 1.5 contact hours.

This course, Triage Cancer Webinar: Ways to Take Time Off for Individuals Diagnosed and Caregivers, Approval #201412-1621, provided by Triage Cancer is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Monday, February 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 1.5 General CE credits for participating in this course.

In order to receive CE/contact hour, attendees must register individually. Participants who “listen in” on another participant’s phone/computer will not be eligible for credit. Participants must attend the entire webinar, no partial credit will be given.

Participants will be emailed a link to the online evaluation and post-test one hour after the completion of the webinar and will have one week to complete both. Participants must receive a passing grade (80%) on the post-test to receive CE/contact hour. Participants who do not pass the post- test will be given one opportunity to re-take the test. Instructions and a link to re-take the exam will be emailed to every participant who does not receive a passing grade on the post-test. If participants do not pass the post-test on the second attempt they will not receive credit.

The relevant certificates will be emailed to eligible attendees within 4 weeks of the event.

Participants who need accommodations for a disability should email webinars@triagecancer.org.


  • Attendees will be able to describe how the ADA and FMLA can be useful to individuals coping with cancer.
  • Attendees will be able to outline how reasonable accommodations can be used to work through cancer treatment or to return.
  • Attendees will be able to articulate patients' disclosure rights and medical exam requirements under various federal and state laws.


Questions about Triage Cancer’s accreditation can be made by phone at 424.456.4628 or via email at CE@TriageCancer.org. Complaints may be filed via fax (424) 258-7064, email CE@TriageCancer.org or by mail to 6348 N. Milwaukee Ave. #136, Chicago, IL 60646.

While this educational program has received commercial support from the previously listed sponsors the content of the program has no relation to the commercial interest of the organization’s products or services.


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