Ostensible agency: another malpractice hazard.

  • G J Firman
  • Published 1988 in The American journal of psychiatry


Under the tort doctrine of ostensible (apparent) agency, a psychiatrist was named as a codefendant in a psychiatric malpractice suit against a nonmedical psychotherapist employed in his medical group, who had treated the plaintiff in her private practice in the same offices. The psychiatrist was later dismissed as a defendant, but to avoid being sued in… (More)


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@article{Firman1988OstensibleAA, title={Ostensible agency: another malpractice hazard.}, author={G J Firman}, journal={The American journal of psychiatry}, year={1988}, volume={145 4}, pages={510-2} }