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Informal Consultations: Do New Risks Exist With This Age-Old Tradition?

Informal Consultations: Do New Risks Exist With This Age-Old Tradition?


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by Toni Hendel, Esq., R.N., C.P.H.R.M.
This article cites three court decisions involving physicians who provided an informal or ?curbside? consultation. The cases demonstrate the medico-legal implications of physicians engaging in informal consultations. The author then discusses the growing risk of liability for physicians who participate in this traditional practice.