DEPARTMENTS: THE LEGAL FORUMThe Legal ForumBrent, Nancy J. JD, MS, RNAuthor Information Nancy J. Brent, JD, MS, RN, is a member of the editorial board of JONA’s Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation. The Legal Forum offers readers an arena in which to submit questions and receive answers by an attorney who specializes in healthcare-related issues. Questions focus on topics related to clinical practice, administrative practice, and law-governing healthcare facilities and practice. Readers are invited to submit questions for consideration to the editor-in-chief of the Journal at the editorial office address. The content published in The Legal Forum is not meant to be construed as the practice of law. The content is not legal advice. Readers must seek the appropriate legal counsel of their agencies and organizations, and not use the educational information provided here as a means to legal advice. Corresponding author: Nancy J. Brent, JD, MS, RN, Attorney-at-Law, 5445 N Sheridan Rd, Suite 1906, Chicago, IL 60640. JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation: September 2002 - Volume 4 - Issue 3 - p 45-47 Buy © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.