Liability in the World of COVID-19

Personal liability is always a concern in today's world when caring for others. The following information reviews terms, requirements, and provisions for staff to maintain while performing within the appropriate scope of practice when faced with a pandemic.

  • Guidelines/Recommendations

    Guidelines/Recommendations

    Expanding Medical and Surgical Procedures/Minimizing Liability

    A guide issued by LDH allowing expanded medical and surgical procedures under certain conditions during Covid-19. It discusses elements to avoid liability, testing, and telemedicine options.

    TAGS: covid-19

  • Articles

    Articles

    Use Of Nurse Practitioners In The Emergency Department During A Public Health Emergency

    The Louisiana State Board of Nursing reviews advanced practice registered nurses' requirements in the emergency department during a pandemic. The terms set by the Louisiana Department of Health discuss out-of-state practice and duties performed within the emergency department.

    TAGS: covid-19, emergency department, LDH

  • Articles

    Articles

    Coverage for Medical Volunteers

    This article reviews the Louisiana statutes on limited liability during a state of a public health emergency. It also examines the Federal Cares Act and exceptions to the rule.

    TAGS: covid-19

  • Articles

    Articles

    Liability And Postponing Procedures

    LHA Trust Funds provides information that discusses the liability associated with postponing procedures, exceptions to this notice, and how the importance of documentation to justify this decision.

    TAGS: covid-19

  • Guidelines/Recommendations

    Guidelines/Recommendations

    COVID-19 and Childcare

    LHA Trust Funds distributed an eStat on Covid-19 with considerations for childcare services. This material includes provisions, policies, standardized processes during registration, and medical expectations when tending to children.

    TAGS: covid-19, childcare