Sexual Harassment in Illinois: What You Need to Know as a Health Care Professional

Sexual harassment occurs across all industries and occupations, including health care. As health care professionals, you have a duty to make your institution a safe place for patients/clients as well as for yourself and your co-workers. This course will serve as a guide to identifying the various types of harassment that can be found in the workplace as well as strategies for preventing and addressing harassment if it should occur. The course will also take a look at how Illinois law addresses the issue of reporting harassing behavior.

The course is equivalent to one contact hour. The participant may access this through the convenience of their computers, laptops, or mobile devices.

Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN, Cosmetologist, Dental Hygienist, Dentist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Doctor, Massage Therapist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse

Learning Objectives

  • Define sexual harassment and identify various forms of sexual harassment. 
  • Identify strategies for preventing sexual harassment. 
  • Identify approaches that health care professionals can take if they become aware of or witness harassing behavior. 
  • Identify the types and significance of protections under the Whistleblower Act in Illinois. 

Additional Information

Course summary
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  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Jaimini Patel, RPH, PhD, MBA is a Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Scientist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice in healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry.

AchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) with provider ID #386503. This course is approved by CE Broker with CE Broker No. 20-851715 and California Board of Nursing with provider no. 2020138.

Accreditation Statement

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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