Written by Joanne Ceballos on September 4, 2015
Five years ago, on September 1, 2010, one of the nine “Bradley” bills, House Bill 459, took effect in Delaware. Among other things, this bill clarified the obligations of hospitals to report any disciplinary action affecting a physician’s privileges, the obligations of law enforcement to report unprofessional conduct by a physician, and that a physician’s failure to report unprofessional conduct of another physician is itself unprofessional conduct. Subsequent legislation incorporated “failure to report” into the definition of “unprofessional conduct” applicable to other health care professionals as well.
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