Vicarious liability: Is it an issue for your organization?

  • John C. West
  • Published 2016 in
    Journal of healthcare risk management : the…

Abstract

Vicarious liability is a very real concern for hospitals and other health care entities. There are two forms of vicarious liability: respondeat superior (liability for an employee's actions) and agency (liability for nonemployees who appear to be the agent of the entity). Since an entity works through its employees, there is little that can be done, in most… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jhrm.21232

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