Week 2 assignment MHA622.docx - Respondeat Superior 1 Respondeat Superior Week 2 Assignment Brittany Moyer MHA622 Health Care Ethics Law Professor Park

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Respondeat Superior 1 Respondeat Superior Week 2 Assignment Brittany Moyer MHA622: Health Care Ethics & Law Professor: Park Atatah Feb 25 th , 2019
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Respondeat Superior 2 Respondeat Superior Respondeat superior is a common law doctrine that makes the employer responsible for the actions of their employees when the actions take place within the scope of employment (Miller, 2017). Respondeat Superior is a Latin word meaning let the master respond (Pozgar, 2016). This common law doctrine was established in England and then adopted by the U.S and has been a fixture of law. There is a legal principle that holds the actions of the employer liable for any negligence or omissions that the employee may have committed within the scope of employment. When it comes to a healthcare setting, although wrongdoings may have been committed by the employee, the organization would still be held liable because of the employee negligent actions. If the liability is charged to the employer or organization, a master-servant relationship must be present between employee and employer and any wrongful act of the employee must have happened within the scope of their employment (Pozgar, 2016). When a lawsuit is commonly filed, both employee and employer must be named on the doctrine. The employer will be the prime name as they will pay the funds to cover the legal cost. After this happens the employer will and can seek reimbursement of their financial losses from the employee due to negligence.
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