Medico Legal Corner
Can a patient dictate as what all a doctor should write instead of following the protocol?
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta, 13 September 2018
No, the patient cannot dictate any doctor as to what write and doctors have to follow their protocol. As per the provisions of Clause 7.7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics Regulations, 2002, the name of the doctor will be deleted from the register of Medical Council, if he is found to have signed or given under his name any certificate, report, etc. which is untrue or misleading. The provisions of Clause 7.7 are reproduced hereunder:
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