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December 2021 Newsletter Topics 

 

A nurse's hearsay statement admitting fault is admissible in evidence.

 

Caregivers must warn potential victims of a patient's psychotic breakdown.

 

Down Syndrome is a disability that requires reasonable accommodation.

 

 An older or disabled nurse singled out for scrutiny of time records can sue for discrimination.

 

Racial slurs by supervisors can create a racially hostile work environment.

 

No discrimination when a minority is fired for refusing COVID-19 testing.

 

A patient falling from the operating table implies negligence.

 

A nurse is not liable for not advocating for the patient if there is no proof it would have changed the outcome.

 

A stillborn child's remains must be respected by a hospital.

 

HIPAA does not allow a lawsuit for lab results sent to the wrong doctor.

 

A patient in the emergency room is entitled to assistance to ambulate.

 

A scrub tech holding a retractor can be liable under Res ipsa loquitur.

 

A private hospital cannot be sued for violation of Freedom of Religion. 

 

New CMS conditions of participation require vaccination of healthcare personnel.

 

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