With changes in my practice I am faced with the possibility of working numerous hours per week alone in my office with patients. Typically I have had a support staff member always present.
Does anyone have suggestions regarding potential liability issues and ways to protect myself while being alone in the practice with male or female patients (I am male)?
I have had various suggestions provided me to date that include having an audio recorder/Dictaphone attached to me throughout the hours and simply archiving these recordings with date and time for future reference if necessary. Others have gone as far as suggesting video recording treatment sessions. I have a problem with the video recording of treatment sessions as that I feel suggests future issues of accusations.
Any other suggestions are welcome.