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I am in Virginia. I own a healthcare facility. We

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Hello. I am in Virginia. I own a healthcare facility. We have a massage therapist as an independent contractor. He has his own license and malpractice insurance coverage. I have a copy of each.The massage therapist wants access to the office on weekends, when we are not in the office, to see clientel.If a situation arises where, for instance, he is sued for misconduct, injury to a person, inappropriate touching, etc..,Can I as the owner of the facility also be held accountable in criminal and/or civil court?Bear in mind, I am a health care provider as well, with my own accountability to the board of medicine, and I have my own business insurance, with umbrella policy, as well as my own current malpractice insurance.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  WALLSTREETFIGHTER replied 2 years ago.
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My name is***** am a Licensed practicing attorney and my goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
You would not be liable if he is a contractor, and you should have a clear agreement with him that states this. Also, consider having your insurance specifically state that if a situation arises that you are sued for any misconduct from a sub tenant or contractor they will cover you as well.
As long as he is not an employee, and cannot be classified as one, you would have no liability.
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