Medico Legal Corner
Should difference of opinion after consultation be conveyed to the patient?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 09 March 2019
Regulation 3.4 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations “Statement to Patient after Consultation” has clarified this as below.“3.4.1 All statements to the patient or his representatives should take place in the presence of the consulting physicians, except as otherwise agreed. The disclosure of the opinion to the patient or his relatives or friends shall rest with the medical attendant.3.4.2 Differences of opinion should not be divulged unnecessarily but when the
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