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doctrine

a creed or body of teachings of a religious, political, or philosophical group presented for acceptance or belief; dogma
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It has been stated that emergency physicians have been held liable for adverse outcomes resulting from the patients under triage, based on the Captain of the Ship doctrine. (2) Once a patient arrives in the ED, a legal duty to provide care arises, even if the physician has yet to see the patient.
The key policy reason for having the Captain of the Ship doctrine then no longer existed.
In a Colorado case, the court wrote that, even if the nurse were an employee of the hospital and her negligence caused the death of plaintiff's husband, the Captain of the Ship doctrine would preclude recovery against the hospital.