The role physicians play in the nonclinical setting is becoming more complex as the medical practice landscape evolves. The Doctors Insurance Agency has dozens of liability policies that cover the medical director services either by endorsement or as a stand alone claims made policy.
Researching the data available with the Medical Group Managers Association website, we compiled lists of job functions, duties and responsibilities.
Our policies cover them all (including patient care)… It is common for medical directors of pathology departments, hospitals, dialysis centers, skilled nursing facilities, adult day care centers and medi-spa's to require coverage for the administrative and supervisory services as well as part-time or limited part-time direct patient care.
Main functions of a medical director: