Florida residents may benefit from understanding more about the provisions concerning the liability of health care facilities, as described by the state's 2014 statutes. Florida law states that all of these facilities, including ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals, are liable for failing to exercise due care in fulfilling their duty to maintain a competent medical staff and ensure comprehensive risk management. The process for hiring medical personnel is to consist of a judicious selection after conducting a thorough review.
Some of the duties health care facilities are responsible for upholding include implementing a protocol in writing that governs the process for selecting new medical personnel. These facilities are also required to conduct periodic reviews of the treatment and medical care that each staff member provided to their patients. In addition, facilities are required to have a comprehensive risk management program in place that complies with the appropriate requirements corresponding with its scope of services, location, architecture, size and other relevant characteristics.