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Volume: 4 Issue: 4
(April 2017)

Keywords:
telemedicine medical professional liability risks with large increase number diversity healthcare providers offering various forms telemedicine services us patients driven

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Telemedicine: the Medical Professional Liability risks

With the large increase in both the number and diversity of healthcare providers offering various forms of telemedicine services to US patients, driven for example by the positive reaction telehealth services are receiving from consumers, the legal and regulatory issues around telehealth have been brought to the fore. A key issue in this space is potential liability exposure, with Medical Professional Liability (‘MPL’) the primary liability exposure for the majority of healthcare providers. Here, René Quashie, Member at Cozen O’Connor, and Larry Hansard, Regional Managing Director, Healthcare, at insurance firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., discuss the emergence of telemedicine into the mainstream in the US and the legal issues surrounding telehealth, with an emphasis on MPL.

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