By David Sau-yan Wong
A convenient source of universal medico-legal issues in daily scientific perform for college kids and practitioners, threat administration team of workers, wellbeing and fitness care directors, nurses, paramedics and attorneys within the box; offering a short connection with the fundamental criminal wisdom for secure perform in addition to a first-line connection with extra in-depth study.
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References and Further Reading 1. Gallie v Lee (1971) AC 1039. 37 11 Alteration of medical records Medical notes are to medical practitioners a record of the patient’s treatment for his management purpose. It allows the retrieval of information in this regard so that references can be made in the future when there is a need. Incidentally, the medical notes are also an important source of information when there is a claim of liability against the medical treatment offered. The high importance accorded to the medical notes in law is due to the fact that they are a contemporaneous documentation of facts and opinion and are thus of high probative value as compared with recalls from memory months to years later of what had happened.
A: Limited registration is for the purpose of employment of a medical practitioner who is only registered outside Hong Kong, of good character, with approved overseas qualifications and with the relevant experience. Q: Is there exemption from registration? A: Under section 29 of the Medical Registration Ordinance, medical officers of Her Majesty’s Forces serving on full pay in Hong Kong, or ships’ surgeons while in the discharge of their duties, are exempted. Q: What about Provisional Registration?
What is the relevance of a doctor’s experience in the formulation of a standard of care? There is no requirement for outstanding performance, just the skill of ‘an ordinary member in the position of the defendant’. A junior doctor is not expected therefore to have the same level of skill as that of a consultant but only that of a reasonable junior doctor in his position, though irrespective of whether he is new. Thus, a medical officer working in a small rehabilitation home may be expected to have a standard different from that of his counterpart in a busy university hospital.
Legal Issues for the Medical Practitioner by David Sau-yan Wong