Legal Issues Resource Center

Legal Briefs – Unlicensed Personnel in the Care Setting

With this weekly column, Elite Healthcare provides readers with insight related to the legal implications of healthcare – offering practical guidance on scenarios that should be avoidable and providing suggested courses of action when appropriate. The examples provided here are those that all providers…

Legal Brief: Auditing Out-of-Network Providers

With this weekly column, Elite Healthcare provides readers with insight related to the legal implications of healthcare – offering practical guidance on scenarios that should be avoidable and providing suggested courses of action when appropriate. The examples provided here are those that all providers…

Reducing Your Malpractice Exposure

An intoxicated, agitated, aggressive patient presented to the emergency department and was placed in four-point restraints for his own safety. An ED nurse monitored and assessed the patient every 15 minutes. While the nurse performed her rounds, the patient attempted to burn off his…

What Happens If I Get Sued for Malpractice?

“Katie” went to her mailbox and found a card stating that the mail carrier had tried to deliver a certified letter from her county court. She thought, “What could the court possibly be sending to me?” Curiosity was getting to her as she hopped…

School Nurses & Obamacare

While kids may be sad to hit the books again, the start of the 2014-15 school represents an positive period for school nurses. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act started in 2010 and now 4.2 million people have selected a marketplace plan during the…

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