Tort Immunity Extended for Oklahoma Healthcare Providers

As new cases of COVID-19 are confirmed each day, and elective medical procedures are scheduled to resume in Oklahoma on April 24, physicians and healthcare facilities will be faced with difficult decisions regarding patient care. Such decisions will require providers and hospitals to make judgment calls on matters such as whether personal protective equipment and ventilator supplies are sufficient to allow for scheduling of postponed elective cases, or whether to put such cases on hold in light of the unknown surge in COVID-19 patients. During this unprecedented health emergency, it is understandable that hospitals and physicians may worry about future legal liability. More.


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