Feres Doctrine and Civilian contracte physicians

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  1. KrauseXian

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    Theoretical Question: If someone never enlisted, never did HSPS, never joined the military at all, but took a civilian contract job as doing, say, Internal Medicine at a military base (could be any branch), would they be immune to lawsuits because they are covered by the Feres Doctrine? or would they need to carry malpractice insurance and risk being sued like an other civilian job?
     
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    Is that a theoretical question? That seems like a regular question since it happens all of the time.
     
  3. KrauseXian

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    Well it's theoretical for me since I'm not doing it yet but I'm considering it. Any ideas?
     
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    The Feres doctrine applies when you provide care for AD members. Most of your patients are likely to be dependents and they can sue. You'll need malpractice. Its usually part of the contract that is offered to you.
     
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    Thanks for the answer Gastrapathy!
     

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