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Ostensible Agents’ Actions May Impact Entitlement to Liability Coverage

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania declined to grant summary relief to a hospital seeking primary coverage under the state’s MCARE fund for the costs of its defense of a medical malpractice case in which the hospital was alleged to be vicariously liable for the negligence of its radiologists (whom the patient claimed were ostensible agents of the hospital). Read More Here…

Montgomery Hosp. and Med. Ctr. v. Bureau of Med. Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund

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We recently learned that the medical board investigated one of our medical staff members after a patient called the hospital to request a copy of her medical records and, while doing so, informed our patient experience liaison that she had filed a complaint with the state board.  A little fact-gathering revealed that the board’s investigation was closed.

The practitioner showed us a letter from the board thanking him for his cooperation and informing him that the board was unable to substantiate the complaint.  What comes next for the hospital?  Do we just make a copy of the letter and put it in the practitioner’s file?  Since he was exonerated, do we even need to do that?

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