Mental Health Care Provider Not Liable for Negligent Hiring of Employee Who Later Raped Patient at Residential Treatment Facility

Munroe v. Universal Health Servs., Inc., 596 S.E.2d 604 (Ga. 2004)

In part because relatively low wages are typically offered, it can be a challenge to find qualified staff to provide care to individuals with a mental disorder. When a staff member abuses these individuals, the question may arise whether the employer can be liable for having hired the person in the first place....

Found in DMHL Volume 24 Issue 1