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What action can be taken if patient threatens filing an FIR?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 21 January 2019
Threatening any person i e criminal intimidation is a criminal offence under Section 503 of Indian Penal Code and the same is punishable under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code If any
Can a doctor disclose his patients information to the relatives?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 20 January 2019
As per Medical Council of India Code of Ethics Section Clause 7 14 ldquo The registered medical practitioner shall not disclose the secrets of a patient that have been learnt in the exer
Can a punishment be both penal erasure as well as a criminal prosecution?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 19 January 2019
The answer to this lies in Chapter 7 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations on Misconduct Regulation 7 6 in this Chapter explains this with the issue of
Have you failed to give the medical records to the complainant in time?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 18 January 2019
Many times it has been alleged by the complainants that case records were not provided timely to them The DMC and MCI have issued warnings each time there has been a violation of this cl
Is the consent given for a diagnostic procedure also valid as consent for therapeutic treatment?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 17 January 2019
No The two procedures are different and require a separate consent for each In the Samira Kohli vs Dr Prabha Manchanda and Ors I 2008 CPJ 56 SC the Hon rsquo ble Supreme Court su
Some patients ask for a bill for the drugs supplied by the registered medical practitioner.
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 16 January 2019
Some patients ask for a bill for the drugs supplied by the registered medical practitioner Should they be given a bill According to Cl