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Can a doctor disclose his patient's information to the relatives?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 11 January 2019
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
Is there a limitation for filing of a complaint?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 10 January 2019
Limitation is the time period within which a complaint has to be lodged If this time lapses and no complaint has been lodged then it is treated as ldquo Time Barred rdquo However in m ...MORE
Can the consent for stenting be taken from the non-spouse relatives of the patient?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 09 January 2019
No consent for stenting cannot be taken from the non-spouse accompanying relatives of the patient unless the patient is minor mentally challenged or incapacitated The MCI Code of Ethic ...MORE
Should difference of opinion after consultation be conveyed to the patient?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 08 January 2019
Regulation 3 4 of the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations ldquo Statement to Patient after Consultation rdquo has clarified this as below ldquo 3 4 1 All ...MORE
Check list in case of a dispute regarding consent
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 07 January 2019
Medical consentHigh-risk medical consentSurgical consentHigh-risk surgical consentImplied consentInformed consent Whether all components are present or notOv ...MORE
The patient was not getting cured. Can this be termed as medical negligence?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 06 January 2019
nbsp No doctor can give 100 guarantee about the treatment or surgery The only assurance which a doctor can give or can be understood to have given by implication is tha ...MORE