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CME: Capacity Evaluations in the General Medical Hospital

| Date Posted: 3/17/2016

Continuing Medical Education

March 31, 2016

Capacity Evaluations in the General Medical Hospital


Dinner at 5:45 p.m. Program to follow at 6:15 p.m.

Conference Center

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Pinehurst, North Carolina



Gary J. Gala, M.D., FACS

Dr. Gala earned his Doctor of Medicine from Brown-Dartmouth University Medical Program at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed a Fellowship in Senior Trauma (R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland), Surgical Critical Care (University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland), and General Surgery (University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland). Board certified in Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry and General Surgery, Dr. Gala is professionally associated with the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.



At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Examine decisional capacity evaluations
  • Apply the elements of a decisional capacity evaluation
  • Describe order of surrogates in North Carolina


Professional Practice Gap to be filled:  Limited confidence in performing capacity evaluations

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