2016 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

stethoscope-and-calculatorPullman & Comley’s annual review of significant case law affecting Connecticut health care providers (click here to view) summarizes several important decisions issued in 2016 by Connecticut state courts, the federal District Court in Connecticut and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Among the 2016 highlights, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued an important decision clarifying the standards by which a hospital can be held vicariously liable for the acts of its non-employed physicians under the doctrine of apparent agency. In other decisions, the District Court of Connecticut recognized a federal peer review privilege in an action alleging a violation of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act while a Superior Court decision dealt with a case of first impression pertaining to the extent to which the Department of Public Health can assert regulatory violations against a licensed nursing facility that self-reports instances of inappropriate care by its employees.

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