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to engage in lawsuits

liability insurance

designed to cover a policyholderfor acts or omissions for which he or she may be legally obligated

medical malpractice

medical professional misconduct which differs from negligence because it is performed by a licensed medical professional

risk management

the practice of considering the risk of actions taken and taking steps to minimize the risk associated with them

mental incapacity

a condition in which a person lacks reasoning facilities to understand ordinary concerns or to competently

vicariously liable

legally obligated in place of someone else

respondeat superior

an employer is vicariously liable for the behavior of an employee working with in his or her scope of employment


failure to act with reasonable and prudent care


one you has authority to act on behalf of another

due care

the doctor posses the qulification and training to have provide comptent medical care for the patient
requires the doctor to provide comptent office personnel

independent contractor

one who is self employed but working under someone for specific tasks

procedures manual

a refererence handbook explaining the procedures to be followed when performing a task by which a legal right may be enforced

standard care

the degree of care that a reasonable person should exercise under the same or similar circumstances


one who does not having training in a specific profession

reasonable person

a prudent person whose behavior would be considered appropriate under the circumstances

statues or statutory guidelines

legislative enactments defining legal rights and responsibilities

scope of practice

the boundaries of acceptable diagonsis and treatment by nurses physicians and a variety of mid-level medical professionals

mid-level provider

serve to extend the physicians ability to render care for patients


boards at a national or state leve


a record of being qualified to perform certain acts after passing an examination given by an accredited professional organization

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