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PHLIP achieves 100% renewals
We are pleased to report that all eligible members of the PHLIP liability program have committed to renewing their membership for the 2014-15 policy year, a strong sign of support and loyalty. In addition, all members of the PHLIP stop-loss program with upcoming renewal dates have also committed to...[MORE]
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Article 1984 Military will step in if needed to care for Ebola patients
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the U.S. Northern Command to assemble and train a 30-person expeditionary medical team that could step in to assist the CDC and U.S. hospitals in managing the threat from Ebola. The Pentagon said the team will be made up of personnel from various ...[MORE]
Article 1983 Malpractice case can proceed despite technical non-compliance
The South Carolina Supreme Court recently ruled that a malpractice case against East Cooper Community Hospital can proceed even though the plaintiff may not have satisfied all filing requirements. Vicki Wilkinson sued the hospital and other parties because of complications she suffered after ...[MORE]
Article 1982 4 unlikely hazards to patient safety
FierceHealthcare recently suggested that in order to improve outcomes healthcare leaders should take into account the following unlikely threats to patient safety: Physician and clinician stress, fatigue – Fatigue was a contributing factor in more than 1,600 events ...[MORE]
Article 1981 California considers drug testing for physicians
Under a measure which will appear on the ballot in November, California could become the first state to require doctors to submit to random drug and alcohol tests. “The stage has thus been set for a battle that is being closely watched by doctors across the country,” the New York Times ...[MORE]
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Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program (PHLIP) was founded in 2001 in response to the growing need for a stable source for professional and general liability insurance for South Carolina hospitals and health systems. Operating as a risk purchasing group pursuant to the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986, PHLIP serves its members by providing access to group self-insurance options as an alternative to commercial insurance. PHLIP currently offers its members group self-insurance alternatives for healthcare professional & general liability and medical stop-loss coverage.