Overview: Hospitals, as corporate entities, have the ultimate responsibility for the quality of medical care provided in its facilities. This statement can be misleading, however, if one concludes that the hospital is liable for all acts of negligence or malpractice by a physician who practices at the hospital. In truth, the hospital must take reasonable steps:
To select a competent medical staff
To ensure that the individual physician on it staff performs only procedures for which he or she is qualified
To implement certain quality control measures to verify that only qualified practitioners remain on the staff and that quality care is provided in the institution
We will review the historical relationship between the physician and the hospital and, to see this relationship in the proper context, the roles each plays under the "corporate responsibility doctrine." We will also review the development of negligent credentialing and examine what actions should be taken to preclude liability for failure to properly credential practitioners.
Why should you attend: In a medical malpractice action, the plaintiff is looking for the defendant with deepest pocket for recovery. There is little question that hospitals have the deepest pocket. You should attend this program to learn how negligent credentialing develops and learn strategies to defend against it.
Areas Covered in the Session:
A brief history of peer review in hospitals
How the doctrine of corporate responsibility developed
Responsibility of the hospital for monitoring the care provided by physicians
What negligent credentialing is and how it developed
A brief review of state lawsuits involving negligent credentialing
Strategies that should be taken to preclude liability
Who Will Benefit:
Medical Staff Officers
Physicians who serve on peer review committees
Attorneys representing Medical Staffs
William Mack Copeland MS, JD, PhD, LFACHE, practices health care law in Cincinnati at the firm of Copeland Law, LLC. He is also president of Executive & Managerial Development Group, a consulting entity providing compliance and other fraud and abuse related services. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Bill is a frequent author and speaker on health law topics.
Phone No: 800-385-1607
Event Link: http://bit.ly/1jaANyP