Medico Legal Corner

Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 13 March 2021
Yes it is necessary for the registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on the payment re ...MORE
When is consent not necessary to be obtained by the doctor or hospital?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 12 March 2021
In case of medical emergency the doctor can operate on the patient without his or her consent nbsp The 3 Judges Constitution ...MORE
Informed refusal
Dr KK Aggarwal, 11 March 2021
At times patients may refuse treatment The doctor must fully explain to the patient or his her attendants about the risks and the possible adverse outcomes of refusin ...MORE
Is texting and email checking in OT allowed?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 10 March 2021
In an operating room long cases usually allow anesthesiologists nurses etc to access their phones Checking email or sending texts could be detrimental to patients ...MORE
Is it essential to disclose the names of the members of a surgical team?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 09 March 2021
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may amount to deficiency of service In a ju ...MORE
What are the violations in advertising in Indian Penal Code?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 08 March 2021
Sec 292 2 d of Indian Penal Code 1860 makes it a punishable offence to publish distribute sell hire or circulate any obscene advertisement ...MORE