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Does my phlebotomist need malpractice insurance?

January 14, 2016

Question:

Jennifer,

I employ a phlebotomist.  Does she need malpractice insurance?

What do you think?

Dr. R
Answer:

Well, some states the norm is not to carry malpractice insurance, but if you are in New York, or a state that has a very high incidence of malpractice suits, absolutely! Any member of your staff that is involved in patient care, and certainly patient touching, should be added to your malpractice policy or insured in their own right. Certain carriers have specific policies and market towards phlebotomy.  I recommend requiring she carry.  

Hope this helps.  

 
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