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THE GROWTH OF THE INTERNET HAS BROUGHT NEW OPPORtunities to long term care. By establishing a Web site, providers can reach out to the community as never before through improved communication and marketing capabilities.
But an understanding of the importance of the Internet and related technologies must be coupled with an appreciation of the unique liability and business risks associated with this new medium, risks that need to be addressed prior to going online.
Under negligence law, an employer can be held vicariously liable for the actions of employees. However, representations made on a Web site could expand your vicarious liability to include the actions of your independent contractors. For example, …