As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, physicians are facing unprecedented challenges both in and outside of their practices. Some physicians may be asked to expand their scope of practice outside of their specialties to provide care for patients who have contracted COVID-19. Does this open up a physician to increased civil liability? What protections are available for physicians who are treating patients during a pandemic?
Gordon Ownby, General Counsel, CAP, and Michael Lamb, Managing Attorney, Schmid & Voiles, will discuss these critical issues and more.
At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the basic elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit and why scope of practice is important
- Discuss how a physician can mitigate concerns on scope of practice during the pandemic
- Explain the importance of additional informed consent language related to COVID-19
- Describe the federal and state provisions for healthcare immunity during the pandemic