December 7, 2016 / 12:04 PM / 3 years ago

Staffing agency nurse is 'employee' for insurance purposes -court

A nurse employed by a staffing agency who worked at a Maryland hospital counts as an employee of the hospital for the purpose of the hospital’s malpractice insurance, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A unanimous panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday vacated a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit brought by Favorite Healthcare Staffing’s insurer, Interstate Fire and Casualty Co, against Dimensions Assurance Ltd, the captive insurer of Maryland’s Dimensions Healthcare System.

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