What liability does a corporation have for the actions of its governing body, officers and administrators, employees, and independent contractors, health & medical homework help

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1st question:

Google a health care organization in your community - hospital, clinic, group medical practice, nursing home, home health agency. Search for information on the board or governing body. What did you find out?

Then, answer the posted question:

"What liability does a corporation have for the actions of its governing body, officers and administrators, employees, and independent contractors? Should the liability be different with contractors than with employees?

2nd question:

While the Good Samaritan law is not an acronym, the source of the name is significant. Do we know why? And, why this is associated with the particular law?

3rd question:

In the private sector, there are no significant limitations per se on an employee's exposure to the liabilities associated with risks. What are some way that you as a healthcare manager can protect yourself from lawsuit?

4th Question:

Define and discuss the term 'tort'. Exactly what does it mean

  1. Define and give an exmaple of an intentional tort?
  2. Define and give an exmaple of an unintentional tort?
  3. Should we have limits place on how much money should be awarded for a tort?

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Question 1

The healthcare organization I researched is consolidated under state law as a not-forprofit organization. The body in charge of governing, having ultimate obligation regarding the
management and operation of the company, on the whole, delegates duties regarding the
everyday activities of the organization to the business's chief executive officer. It works as a
corporation. In this manner, a vital source of law pertinent to governing boards and the
obligations and duties of their staff are state business laws.

A business can be liable for the criminal acts of its representatives if the activities are
firmly identified with their employment with the organization (Tricker & Tricker, 2015). There
must dependably be a rational connection between the crime and an officer's corporate
obligations, which means the wrongdoing must happen while the officer is on duty. There are
circumstances, however, when a corporate repres...

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