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Managing and Reporting Disruptive Physician Conduct


Understand the impact disruptive physicians have on all aspects of the health care delivery process.

The disruptive physician may create numerous organizational issues hindering the ability of the organization and its providers to successfully deliver optimal medical services. This disruptive force may negatively impact the relationships between the organization, its providers, and staff and the patients' impression of the organization after witnessing such disruptive behavior. The result may be diminished quality of care and increased liability resulting from such a toxic environment. Also, it may result in adverse accreditation or licensure issues due to such disruptive conduct. This presentation will assist those in various roles within a health care organization in recognizing what standards professional, accreditation, and licensing organizations mandate be in place to address such problematic behavior. It examines the impact disruptive physicians have on all aspects of the health care delivery process and explores the legal consequences for the organization failing to adequately address the situation. This topic addresses what actions may be legally taken against the disruptive physician while identifying possible liability traps in carrying out such remedies. Finally, it discusses legal mandates that both the health care organization and physician must be cognizant of in the delivery of care and what best practices should be considered by the organization in the event the physician deviates from what is required. This program will provide a platform for health care organizations and their staff to be prepared for and act swiftly to reduce the negative impact such improper behavior may cause while still respecting the rights of the physician.



Patrick D. Souter

Patrick D. Souter

Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

  • Of Counsel, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
  • Represents physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers in operational, regulatory, and administrative matters
  • Board Certified in healthcare law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Adjunct Professor of healthcare studies at Baylor University School of Law and the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business’ Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership
  • Frequent speaker to national and local healthcare organizations on physician, hospital, and other provider issues
  • Recognized as a leading healthcare lawyer in Texas by Chambers & Partners USA and selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America in the field of healthcare law
  • Frequent author of books and articles for the American Health Law Association (AHLA) and American Bar Association (ABA), including co-authoring the AHLA’s Representing Physicians, 4th Edition and the ABA’s Physician Law Evolving Trends and Hot Topics (2017- 2022 Editions) and What is ... Medical Staff Peer Review?
  • Member of the American Bar Association, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, State Bar of Texas, American Health Law Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, and Health Care Compliance Association
  • LL.M. degree in health law, Hofstra University; J.D. degree, Baylor University School of Law; M.B.A. degree in health services management, University of Dallas; B.B.A. degree in finance, Baylor University Hankamer School of Business
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], 214-954-4135, or 1601 Elm Street, Suite 4600, Dallas, TX 75201

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