Course Information

Release Date: 06/01/2023

Expiration Date: 06/01/2026

Approximate Duration: 0.5 hour

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Description: Physicians can envision direct liability stemming from errors they make while providing hands on care to a patient. What they may not realize is that acts or omissions unrelated to direct patient care may create direct liability claims against individual physicians or the entities they serve. This article aims to explain how direct liability can arise from circumstances in the healthcare environment that may be steps removed from face-to-face patient care.

Objectives: By reviewing medical professional liability claims and/or emerging topics in healthcare risk management, this enduring material series will support your ability to:

  • Assess your practice for risk exposures, and
  • Apply risk management best practices that increase patient safety and reduce medical professional liability claims.

Target Audience:

All physicians, advanced practice professionals, staff, and administrators.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of NORCAL Insurance Company and ProAssurance Indemnity Company, Inc. The NORCAL Insurance Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NORCAL Insurance Company designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NORCAL Group, now part of ProAssurance, includes NORCAL Insurance Company and its affiliated companies. Learn more about NORCAL Group of companies by going to .