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Court: Bath to a nursing home patient constitutes furnishing of medical services

(4/10/2006) – The Supreme Court has ruled that administering a bath to a patient suffering from dementia, and who was unable to walk or speak, “falls outside the scope of general custodial care” and “constitutes the furnishing of a medical service which can lead to professional liability for purposes of the Malpractice Act.”

Link to Strine v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania majority opinion | dissenting opinion

 

 

 

 

 

 


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