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Respondeat Superior - Liability

Respondeat superior is a legal concept that deals with the liability of a health care organization. It states that an employer may be liable for the actions of its employee and, in some cases, for the wrongful acts the employee performed.

Discuss the following:

- What 2 legal elements must be present for the employer to be considered liable for an employee's wrongful act(s)?
- Give an example of a situation in which an assisted-living facility might be liable for the actions of one of its employees for a wrongful act he or she committed.

Note: Example must exemplify both components of liability previously identified.

One page should help me get the understanding of this.
Please include whatever references that are used.

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The two legal elements that must be present for the employer to be considered are:
The employer/employee relationship must be established for the employer to be considered liable. For example, the actions of an independent contractor do not make the employer liable.
The second legal element is that the act must be committed ...

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