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
#Multispeciality
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
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How is consent documented?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 18 March 2021
#Multispeciality
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
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What are the guidelines regarding fee and other charges?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 17 March 2021
#Multispeciality
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
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Can the relatives/attendants ask for medical records of a patient who was earlier admitted in another hospital?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 16 March 2021
#Multispeciality
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
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Can a doctor disclose his patient's information to the relatives?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 15 March 2021
#Multispeciality
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
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The family of the patient has asked for the medical records of the patient. Can the doctor refuse?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 14 March 2021
#Multispeciality
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
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