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Captain Of The Ship Doctrine


A common law doctrine often used in operating room situations whereby a physician can be held liable for the actions of subordinates (e.g., nurses, technicians), based on the doctor's functioning as "the captain of the ship," because he or she controls and directs the actions of those in assistance.

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