Action Kit for Hospital Law: Physician' Assistants I

Unique ID: PA-0078
  • Action Kit for Hospital Law
Date: March 1, 1972
Description: Insert placed in Action Kit for Hospital Law describing legal implications of use of physician assistants in hospitals.  This is first installment of a two part series.  The article's subheadings are: Who are They; Legislation; The Ultimate Hazard: Liability; and The Problem for the Hospital, Generally.  The article begins "The latest entry into the field of providers of health care is the physician's assistant.  What is he? -- as much a problem as a solution, at least from the point of view of the hospital."  A distinction is made between nurses - employees of hospitals and physician's assistants - employees of physicians - and the liability issues involved. Language: English
Location: PA Program records
Rights: Courtesy of the Duke University Medical Center Archives
Timeline Period: PA Implementation Era (1966-1972)


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