O'Leary, Howard E.; Lloyd, Seth M.; Sandrick, Karen
May 2008
Trustee;May2008, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p29
Trade Publication
The article discusses regulatory issues to be considered by hospital boards concerning whistle-blower or qui tam lawsuits in the U.S. A qui tam action is reportedly initiated when a whistle-blower files a lawsuit against the hospital and the government, after investigating, may decide to intervene or not. To prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from intervening, the authors says hospitals should conduct their own investigations and hospitals and lawyers must maintain their credibility with the outside investigators.


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