• Legal Ethics Healthcare
    The legal concept of vicarious liability and the Doctrine of Respondeat Superior occurs when the employee commits a tort or civil wrong within the scope of employment and the employer is held liable although the master may have done nothing wrong( Regan 2002). Physicians and other healthcare...
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  • Ethical Case Study
    conflicted about calling in the medication, then it is a good enough reason not to call it in. 3. If Jerry calls in the refill and the patient has an adverse reaction while flying, is Jerry protected from a lawsuit under the doctrine of respondeat superior? The doctrine of respondeat...
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  • Ethical Case Study
    employees under to doctrine of respondeat superior. Respondeat superior is a legeal doctrine that holds the employer or principle responsbile for the acts of its employees or agents committed with the scope of employment (Medical Dictionary, 2007). If an employee commits some act or makes a decision in...
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  • Law and Healthcare
    plaintiff could not have contributed to the accident” (Showalter, 2008). Explain the principle of “vicarious liability” (respondeat superior). Showalter (2008) states that “a healthcare provider can be held liable for the negligence of others, even though he has not been personally negligent…based on the...
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  • Law and Healthcare
    negligence of others, even though he has not been personally negligent. This is called vicarious liability, and is based on the principle of respondeat superior-let the superior respond for the negligence of agents or employees.” (Showalter, 2007) Therefore, and for example, in healthcare organizations...
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  • Ethics Case Study
    health care providers have a pager or some sort of cellular device that the office can use. This would help to cover the liability that is placed on Jerry but also assist the customer in refilling the critical prescriptions. The doctrine of respondeat superior is “a common-law doctrine that makes...
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  • Law and Health Care
    common-law doctrine of respondeat superior was established in seventeenth-century England to define the legal liability of an employer for the actions of an employee. The doctrine was adopted in the United States and has been a fixture of agency law. It provides a better chance for an injured party...
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  • Student
    qualified physician would perform under the same or similar circumstances. 3. Explain the principle of “Vicarious Liability” (Respondeat Superior) Vicarious Liability is a healthcare provider can be held liable for the negligence of others, even though he has not been personally negligent. Based on...
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  • Economic
    for itself) and Strict Liability are other procedures that can be used to prove standard of care (Showalter, 20008; PP. 55-57). Explain the principle of “vicarious liability” (respondeat superior). Vicarious liability is when you are being liable for other’s acts. The definition given by Vaidya, P...
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  • medical law project
    your career is a start. It provides proof of what you are able to do. A clear chain of command provides a “failsafe” mechanism so that no employees are left to make decisions that they are unqualified to make. 3. Would Respondeat Superior apply in this case scenario? Why or why not...
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  • Negligence Case
    defendant physician may provide the needed expert testimony. 3. Explain the principle of “vicarious liability” (respondeat superior). A healthcare provider can be held liable for the negligence of others, even though he has not been personally negligent. This is called vicarious liability, and it is...
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  • Ethics
    actions ("Respondeat Superior ", 2011). If a lawsuit is filled Jerry may possibly be protected. The reading did not state if Jerry carried his own malpractice insurance or just relayed on his employer’s insurance. If Jerry does have his own malpractice insurance he would know that his insurance will pay...
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  • Hs101 Unit 8 Project: Confidentiality and Scope of Practice
    scope of practice is what you are licensed or certified to to do and or perform. 3. Would Respondeat Superior apply in this case scenario? Why or why not? Yes Respondeat Superior would apply to this case scenario because under this law the employer is liable for the negligent acts that a...
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  • Law and Healthcare
    a plaintiff to prove a negligence case. 2. Explain how the standard of care can be proven. 3. Explain the principle of “vicarious liability” (respondeat superior). 4. Explain why a corporation is considered an “artificial person” under the law. 5. Explain the functions and...
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  • Law and Healthcare
    in, or approved of the act (Mann and Roberts, 2003, p.87). For example, in healthcare, vicarious liability is based on the principle of respondeat superior which means legal doctrine will impose liability on a physician for negligence torts committed by an agent or employee who is employed by him...
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  • Notes
    standards, the hospital can be f ound negligent. iv. Negligence v. Hospital acquired d. Respondeat Superior – means that the institutionem ployer is legall y responsible f or negligent or wrongf ul acts or om issions of the em ployee. Respondeat Superior applies onl y to civ il actions, not...
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  • Hsa 515 Law and Health
    care and its breach are established through the testimony of expert witnesses. There are situations in which the plaintiff may be able to establish the standard of care and breach without an expert witness. Explain the principle of “vicarious liability” (respondeat superior...
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  • Bio Ethics Project 8
    career? The things that determine my scope of practice for my chosen career would be legal and licensing laws, as well as training and education. 3. Would Respondeat Superior apply in this case scenario? Why or why not? Yes, Respondeat Superior would apply in this case scenario because it was...
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  • Test 1 Study Guide
    HIM 130 UNIT TEST #1 REVIEW 1. Explain what is meant by respondeat superior 2. Explain medical malpractice insurance and why it is important to physicians and other healthcare professionals 3. Explain what is meant by medical necessity and give an example 4. Explain the importance...
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  • Hs101
    . The more I traine, the better I will be at what I have always wanted to do for my career. 3. Would Respondeat Superior apply in this case scenario? Why or why not? 4. Would the Good Samaritan Law apply in this case scenario? Why or why not? 5. What role does the Food and Drug...
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