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Competency Versus Capacity

Muller, Lynn S., JD, BA-HCM, RN, CCM

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000348
Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues

Lynn S. Muller, JD, BA-HCM, RN, CCM, is an attorney and independent professional case manager. She is an adjunct professor in the MSN and DNP programs at Saint Peter's University of New Jersey where she received her bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management. Lynn is a registered nurse licensed in New York and New Jersey and has been certified case manager for 25 years with extensive nursing and case management experience. Her law practice includes defense of health care professionals before state licensing boards, case management litigation, civil litigation, Wills, Trusts and Estates, and Family law. Lynn is a consultant on such issues as regulatory compliance and accreditation. She has served her community as Councilwoman, Public Defender, and Municipal Court Judge and volunteers as an Early Settlement Panelist for the Family Court. Lynn is the Contributing Editor of the Professional Case Management journal, the official journal of CMSA, and has authored more than 40 articles and the legal chapters of the third and fourth editions of Case Management: A Practical Guide for Education and authored the legal chapter of the third edition of the CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management and the Legal and Ethical Issues Chapter of Leadership & Nursing Care Management (6th Ed.). Lynn is a contributor to the CMSA Career & Knowledge Pathways Project and Standards of Practice for Case Management. She is a contributor to the CCMC Case Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) and facilitator for the CCMC 360 Training Program. Lynn is a former CCMC commissioner and serves on the Professional Development Subcommittee. She is a past president of the NJ Chapter of CMSA.

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

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