Retail clinics and medical malpractice . . . tick..tick..tick..

Massachusetts Medical Law Report: “Doctors, lawyers and consultants warn that the clinics open a host of liability risks and other concerns for the nurse practitioners who will staff them, the physicians who will supervise them and the primary care physicians whose patients may visit them.

Lawyers tell Massachusetts Medical Law Report that the operational model for the typical clinic ““ a nurse practitioner treating patients on site with the supervision of an offsite physician ““ creates legal concerns for doctors and nurses alike.”