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New "wilful neglect" offence needed for healthcare sector, say lawyers

A new criminal offence of "wilful neglect" is needed for individuals and organisations in the healthcare sector, to send out a clear message that appalling care warrants public censure and sanction, say leading lawyers in the journal BMJ Quality &Safety.Existing regulation is not up to the job, argue Professors Karen Yeung of The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, and Jeremy Horder of the Department of Law at the London School of Economics.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Litigation / Medical Malpractice Source Type: news

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