negligent referral

negligent referral

The referral of a patient by healthcare provider “A” to provider “B” for management when A has reason to believe that B would manage the patient in a substandard manner.

negligent referral

Medical malpractice The referral by a health care provider of a Pt to another physician or provider for management outside of the referring physician's expertise; the referral is deemed negligent when the referring physician knew or should have known that the physician to whom the case was referred would manage the Pt in a substandard manner. See Referral.
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If you refer someone and you don't have reason to believe they are competent to provide those services, then you may be liable for a negligent referral.
The exception to this principle is if by not revealing some information, you could be embroiled in a negligent referral case.
Employers who have documented detrimental information regarding an employee's work history, but who don't share it with an inquiring potential employer, can be held liable for negligent referral by providing misleading employment history.
Selected court cases dealing with negligent hiring and retention, negligent referral, and negligent placement of students are summarized.
Furthermore, a liability for negligent referral may exist if employers do not fully and accurately describe the behavior or skills of former employees.
The clearest case raising the negligent referral issue is one in which the health and safety of others are at stake.
Hinkle filed a motion to dismiss the claim of negligent referral, which the district court denied.
We conclude only that negligent referral to a specialist .
Potential liability for negligent referral may also affect former employers' willingness to disclose prior job information.
The firm may be held liable for negligent referral, which we discuss in a later section.
Negligent referrals can create another professional liability cause of action.