Medico Legal Corner
If a decision is taken in good faith, can it amount to negligence?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta, 01 April 2018
A decision taken in good faith is not a crime. Defenses are available to the doctors under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 88, 92 and 93.Section 88. Act not unintended to cause death, done by consent in good faith for person’s benefit: Nothing, which is not intended to cause death, is an offence by reason of any harm which it may cause, or be intended by the doer to cause, or be known by the doer to be likely to cause, to any person for whose benefit it
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