Category Archives: Medicolegal Considerations

INFORMED CONSENT

INFORMED CONSENT treatment and reasonable options. . Current concepts of informed consent are based as much on providing the patient the necessary information as on actually obtaining a consent or signature for a procedure. In addition to fulfilling the· legal obligations, obtaining the proper informed consent from patients benefits the clinician in several ways: First, well-informed patients who understarted

LEGAL CONCEPTS INFLUENCES LIABIALITY

LEGAL CONCEPTS INFLUENCES LIABILITY To understand the responsibility of the dentist in risk management, it is important to review several legal concepts pertaining to the practice of dentistry. Malpractice is generally defined as professional negligence. Professional negligence occurs when treatment provided by  the dentist fails to comply with “standards of ” care” exercised by other dent

Medicolegal Considerations

CHAPTER OUTLINE LEGAL CONCEPTS INFLUENCING .LlABILITY RISK REDUCTION Patient lnfcrrnatlon and Office Communication INFORMED CONSENT RECORDS AND DOCUMENTATION REFERRAL TO ANOTHER GENERAL DENTIST OR SPECIALIST COMPLICATIONS PATIENT MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS – Noncompliant Patient Patient Abandonment COMMON AREAS OF DENTAL LITIGATION WHEN A PATIENT THREATENS TO SUE MANAGED CARE ISSUES Telemedicine, Electronic Re