Advanced Practice Clinicians: A Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Guide

In recent years, advanced practice clinicians (APCs) have joined the healthcare workforce in increasing numbers. The APC group includes physician assistants/associates, certified midwives, and advanced practice registered nurses, such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Depending on the state, an APC may be permitted to practice autonomously, as part of a collaborative agreement, or under the supervision of a physician. Regardless of an APC’s practice status or employment arrangement, however, all individuals can be held liable for their own acts of negligence.

Our preventive action and loss reduction guide can help APCs in every practice environment.

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The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

09/22