PAs are legally “professionals” and therefore have a special obligation to their patients. This activity outlines the concept of professional liability and how PAs can employ risk management techniques to mitigate the PA's exposure to liability and responsibly
meet his/her legal obligation.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Discuss the concept of professional liability, how it is determined and how it affects PA practice
Understand that professional liability has a time element that requires career-long management
Identify the basics of the risk management process
Discuss how professional liability risk can be transferred through insurance and the different types of insurance