Medico Legal Corner

General consent is not the same as specific informed consent
eMediNexus, 22 July 2022

A general consent is different from specific informed consent It is necessary to take high-risk consent for procedures such as an angiography Failing to do so amounts to professional mis ...MORE
Issuing a retrospective certificate is professional misconduct
eMediNexus, 21 July 2022

A medical certificate under normal circumstances should be prospective in nature from the date on which the patient was examined It may specify the expected period of absence from duty d ...MORE
What are the components of consent?
eMediNexus, 20 July 2022

Consent has three components Disclosure capacity and voluntariness Disclosure This involves provision of relevant information by the clinician a ...MORE
What are the duties of a doctor in respect of signing professional certificates, reports and other documents?
eMediNexus, 19 July 2022

Regulation 7 7 of the Indian Medical Council Professional conduct Etiquette and Ethics Regulations 2002 elaborates on the issue of signing professional certificates reports and other ...MORE
Informed consent should be obtained in the patient’s native language
eMediNexus, 18 July 2022

Informed consent should be obtained in the native language of the patient and an interpreter should be used if required preferably someone who is familiar with nbsp medical nbsp terminol ...MORE
Take consent of the patient before undertaking a procedure, not just from the relatives
eMediNexus, 17 July 2022

In the matter titled lsquo Suresh Chandra Mytle amp Anr vs United India Insurance Co Ltd amp Ors rsquo the NCDRC stated that an informed consent from the relatives of the patient ...MORE