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Health professionals on the hook for dishonest staff

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Elyse Sunshine and Lonny Rosen

Health professionals are not unique in employing staff to support the administrative or other aspects of their practices. But unlike other employers, health professionals can face regulatory action for the actions of their employees, even where the employee acted wrongfully and without direction from the professional.

Health professionals must therefore do what they can to prevent those (unfortunately) not uncommon scenarios where such individuals not only don’t fulfil their professional duties, but take advantage of their trusted positions. From stealing from a pharmacy to billing for...