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In Colorado, hospitals are generally not liable for the negligence of independently contracted physicians. Colorado courts have also held that a physician rather than a hospital is liable for the nurses working under his control and the anesthesiologist he selected.
In general, public entities are immune from liability; however, they may be held liable for injuries resulting from the operation of a public hospital. A public entity is liable for its employees acts or omissions within the scope of their employment, but not if the acts were willful or wanton.
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