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Unit outcome(s) addressed in this Assignment:
Distinguish Respondeat Superior from Independent Contractor Status Discuss Doctrine of Apparent Agency Discuss liability of managed care organizations Course outcome(s) assessed/addressed in this Assignment:
HA525-1: Illustrate legal principles and laws that affect professional and administrative decisions found in health care services.
HA525-3: Evaluate inherent limitations to the delivery of health care due to legal mandates.
HA525-5: Evaluate how the law of contract and malpractice mold health care delivery.
In Unit 3, you are to submit a paper based on the following article which can be found in Doc Sharing:
Ruling may up risk for ‘apparent authority.’ (2009). Healthcare Risk Management, 31(4), 43–44.
The article is about the Doctrine of Apparent Authority (or Apparent Agency, DAA), which is also discussed in Chapter 6 of your textbook.
After reading the article, compose a paper including, but not limited to, the following:
Discuss apparent authority, generally. Include an understanding of risk management. Discuss the relationship between physician and hospital (or other authority/agency). What conclusions would you as a health administrator make about the relationship between physician and agency? How can health administrators help the relationship be productive for both parties?