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RISK MANAGEMENT PUBLICATION

Curbside Consultation Strategies for Risk Reduction

August 2020

Using NORCAL Group closed claims, a recent appellate court opinion, and risk management department inquiries from policyholders, this publication defines curbside consultation and describes the inherent risks associated with the practice. Practical strategies are provided for recognizing when a curbside consultation establishes a physician-patient relationship and for pursuing formal consultations when warranted.

CASE ONE
Patient Safety Risks Associated with Curbside Consultations

CASE TWO
Starting in a Curbside Consultation, Ending in a Physician-Patient Relationship

CASE THREE
Electronic and Telephone “Curbside” Consultation Agreements

CASE FOUR
The Virtual “Curbside”

SPECIAL FEATURE 
Radiology Curbside Consultations

SPECIAL FEATURE 
“Curbside Consultation” in the News

 

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