Date & Time
Monday, May 1, 2023, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
117 The Buck Stops Here: Supervisory Liability for Medical Mistakes*

Patient litigation over health care often focuses on the direct providers and their alleged negligence or deliberate indifference. However, the law allows plaintiffs to bring claims against those who hired, trained, and supervised the clinicians either directly or through chain-of-command. Learn about the supervisory causes of action under federal and state law, review real-world case examples to better understand potential pitfalls, and review tips for best practices to mitigate risk.

Educational Objectives
  • Explore the types of claims that may be brought against medical supervisors under both federal and state law in order to outline the risks inherent in these roles
  • Discuss real-world case examples and defense strategies to negate or mitigate the risk to supervisory personnel when litigation is filed
  • Develop best practices through use of policies, documentation, continuous training, and other guardrails that allow supervisors to perform their critically important functions without creating unnecessary liability

Level: Intermediate