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Malpractice insurance: do acupuncturists need it?

20. September 2013 13:32

More and more Americans are turning to alternative medicine to cure their ailments, which is good news for the nation’s acupuncturists. (Read about this phenomenon in “Complementary and alternative medicine in the United States.”) With more work, of course, comes exposure to more hazards. And since your reputation is closely entwined with your continued success, it’s important you get all the facts when it comes to potential malpractice suits.

You probably have a ton of questions. Is malpractice insurance really necessary for an acupuncturist? What are the costs and long-term benefits? What can I expect should I be taken to court for negligence or improper technique?

Read on to find out why malpractice insurance (also called professional liability or errors and omissions insurance) is a key part of every acupuncturist’s risk management arsenal and how you can keep your practice protected.

Malpractice insurance for acupuncturists: what it covers

There are three main types of lawsuits that most often trigger claims against acupuncturists’ malpractice policies. These include:

Malpractice insurance for acupuncturists: how it works

In addition to being familiar with what malpractice insurance covers, it’s important to understand how it works. Before shopping around for your malpractice policy, make sure you understand that this type of coverage has the following attributes:

Key details: malpractice insurance for acupuncturists

Do you have questions about how malpractice insurance could protect your acupuncture practice? Send us an email or give us a call at (800) 688-1984, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

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