Hi there. So, my hospital recently bought the hospital less than half a city block away. I am now overseeing many areas within both facilities. The roads between the hospitals are public roads and we have a contract with a local ambulance service to shuttle patients back and forth. This service does not always use an ACLS crew so some of the patients we will be sending to the cath lab at the other hospital will require an ACLS nurse to ride along. This ride along will be brief. Is the nurse traveling in the rig covered by hospital liability insurance
once off hospital property? Perhaps there is an EMT out there that can help me with this one. Where could I discreetly find out more about this?
Nov 26, '11
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yes, your employment is your employment, and they cover you, insofar as that's meaningful. and of course you should always carry your own malpractice insurance
. anyone who tells you "the hospital will cover you" and "they won't sue you if you don't have insurance, they only go after the deep pockets" is dead wrong.[/size]
please, make certain you have your own professional liability policy. the hospital will cover you as long as it's in their best interest. but if they have to choose between themselves and an employee, what do you think will happen?
because you will be dealing with a separate entity--the ems crew and rig--you really need to make certain your backside is well-protected.
sounds like an interesting job.
Last edit by rn/writer on Nov 26, '11