UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Med-Legal

Title: Malpractice Insurance and its Pitfalls

Keywords: Malpractice, Insurance (PubMed Search)

Posted: 11/11/2007 by Michael Bond, MD (Updated: 10/14/2019)
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Malpractice insurance may not cover the following activities:

  • Practicing outside the scope of your specialty (eg: writing admission orders, running upstairs to run resuscitations).
  • Undocumented treatment (ie: no ED chart generated)
  • Prehospital orders
  • EMTALA violations
  • Hospital committee work
  • Contract violations
  • Fraud (including billing mistakes)
  • Defamation
  • Violation of privacy
  • Harassment
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Assault and battery
  • Other crimes

Disclaimer: This information does not constitute legal advice, is general in nature, and because individual circumstances differ it should not be interpreted as legal advice. The speaker provides this information only for Continuing Medical Education purposes.

Thanks to Larry Weiss, MD, JD