Are Temp Nurses Hospital Employees For Insurance Policies?

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 5:18 PM EST) -- The hospital you represent has a contract with a temporary nurse agency. You’ve reviewed the contract and made sure that it says temporary nurses are employees of the agency, that the agency indemnifies the hospital against malpractice claims arising out of agency nurses’ acts and omissions and that the agency will provide malpractice insurance for the nurses’ acts and omissions. You’ve gone the extra mile and reviewed the agency’s certificate of liability insurance.

With all that due diligence, your hospital and its insurer are completely protected...
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