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Norwegian Health Care Providers’ “Duty to Warn” of Injury Is Expanded to Primary and Long-Term Care

In Norway, only specialist health care providers have been legally responsible for a “duty to warn,” the mandate where health care providers can be held liable if they fail to warn patients about serious incidents that have led to, or could potentially lead to, injuries, such as hazardous interactions among medications. The Norwegian government has expanded this “duty to warn” to health care professionals employed in primary and long-term care. Post-incident briefing meetings with everyone involved are also mandated under the legislation.

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