Medico Legal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 19 March 2021
Yes a registered medical practitioner is required to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment receipt ...MORE
How is consent documented?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 18 March 2021
Patients may not be able to precisely remember all the facts disclosed during a discussion Therefore a physician must document the content of informed consent sessions ...MORE
What are the guidelines regarding fee and other charges?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 17 March 2021
As per Section 3 7 of MCI Act - Fees and other charges 3 7 1 A physician shall clearly display his fees and other charges on the board of his ...MORE
Can the relatives/attendants ask for medical records of a patient who was earlier admitted in another hospital?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 16 March 2021
Yes The relatives attendants can ask the previous hospitals for a copy of the records quoting MCI rules nbsp The MCI Code of Ethics Regulations 2002 ...MORE
Can a doctor disclose his patient's information to the relatives?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 15 March 2021
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 ...MORE
The family of the patient has asked for the medical records of the patient. Can the doctor refuse?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 14 March 2021
The MCI has laid down strict guidelines on this issue in Regulation 1 3 2 ldquo If any request is made for medical records either by the patients authorised attendant or legal author ...MORE