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Liability of Psychotherapists and Hospitals for Violent Patients

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A topic of discussion among psychiatrists and therapists in North Carolina has been potential liability for injuries to other persons caused by violent patients under their care. Litigation dealing with this liability is based on the law of negligence. Psychotherapists have the duty to act when they believe the patient is dangerous to a readily identifiable victim.
Health Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7754 A1 H42x), Vol. Issue 66, Feb 1984, p1-8, f