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Can you give an example of common law in health care system?

Health care systems are governed by both common law and statutory law. Common law, or case law, refers to rules or principles that are established through court decisions or rulings. An example of common law in the health care system is the doctrine of informed consent. This doctrine requires that health care providers obtain a patient's informed consent before performing medical procedures. This ensures that patients have the right to make informed decisions about their medical treatment and that their rights are protected. Additionally, another example is the duty of care. This is the legal obligation that health care providers have to provide a reasonable standard of care when treating a patient. This duty of care helps to protect patients from medical negligence and malpractice.

  • Mar, 27 2023