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Mandatory Reporting: Let's Clear Up the Confusion

Muller, Lynn S. RN, BA-HCM, CCM, JD; Fink-Samnick, Ellen MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000102
Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues

Lynn S. Muller, RN, BA-HCM, CCM, JD, is a nurse attorney and managing partner of Muller & Muller. She is a CCM with extensive nursing and case management experience. Her practice includes family law, wills, trusts and estates, defense of health care professionals before the state licensing boards, as well as transactional and consulting work for practitioners and health care companies on such issues as regulatory investigation and compliance. Lynn is an adjunct professor in the Doctor of Nursing Program at Saint Peters University, where she teaches Legal and Ethical Parameters of Advance Practice Nursing and Health Policy and Politics. She is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and is the author of the legal chapters of the third edition of Case Management: A Practical Guide for Education and Practice and the second edition of CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management. She is a former commissioner of CCMC, past president of the NJ Chapter of CMSA, and a former public defender, judge, and councilwoman.

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP, is principal of EFS Supervision Strategies, LLC. Known and respected as “The Ethical Compass of Case Management.” She is a popular presenter and esteemed author with many publications across diverse media. Ellen is adjunct faculty for George Mason University's College of Health & Human Services, Director of Social Work Education for Athena Forum, LinkedIn Moderator for Ellen's Ethical Lens©, trainer for the National Association of Social Workers, and serves as a current Editorial Board Member for Lippincott's Professional Case Management Journal. Ellen has served as a Commissioner for CCMC and Chair of their Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee, plus in a variety of leadership roles amid the industry's professional associations. She is a vibrant and revered professional voice.

Address correspondence to Lynn S. Muller, RN, BA-HCM, CCM, JD, Muller & Muller, 15 West Main Street, Suite C, P.O. Box 164, Bergenfield, NJ 07621 (

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