Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: b | Slide: 10
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethical and legal standards
Slide content:Investigation vs. Malpractice State medical board investigation Addresses physicians responsibility to the medical profession Malpractice lawsuit Addresses physicians liability to patient The same act or situation may result in both an investigation and a lawsuit 10
Slide notes:An investigation by a state medical board addresses the responsibility of the physician to the medical profession. A malpractice case is different in that it addresses the liability of a physician regarding the treatment of an individual patient. A physician might face both a board investigation and a malpractice lawsuit for the same act or situation. 10