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Consent Forms v. Informed Consent

USA - July 18 2017 Except in emergencies, healthcare practitioners must generally obtain the patient’s informed consent before providing treatment. If the patient lacks...


The On-Call Physician’s Liability for Failing to Respond to Emergency Room Call

USA - May 31 2017 On-call physicians may not realize their potential exposure if they fail or decline to respond to a call from the hospital’s emergency department...


The On-Call Physician's Liability for Failing to Respond to Emergency Room Call

USA - May 31 2017 On-call physicians may not realize their potential exposure if they fail or decline to respond to a call from the hospital’s emergency department...


HIPAA and Disclosure to Media

USA - May 24 2017 Last week, a Texas health system agreed to a $2,400,000 HIPAA settlement arising out of a hospital's disclosure of a patient's name in a press release...


Admitting Privileges in Hospitals: New Idaho Law

USA - May 10 2017 A new Idaho statute confirms that physician assistants and advanced practice nurses may admit patients to hospitals and other healthcare facilities if...