In this post, we need to talk about the policies and procedures pertaining to consent for medical treatment, incident reporting, and the release of medical information.
There is part of healthcare that doesn’t have anything to do with legal implications. However, every time a patient interacts with a medical staff member or a dental staff member, there’s some potential for legal issues to arise.
Sometimes you have to use common sense to avoid legal issues in the hospital
It’s recommended to use common sense when dealing with operations of hospital practice. You must take special care to protect the hospital and its staff from legal situations and exercising common sense will help avoid most of those issues.
The law isn’t an exact science and sometimes different situations come that may not fully be detailed in the law.
Who can I go to for legal advice in the Navy?
The information in this article is not a substitute for an attorney. If you would like a consult, please reach out to the area’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps officers or Navy civil service lawyers on any medical-legal issues.