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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-104

Legal aspect of medical practice: A sojourn

1 Head, Department of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Advocate, High Court, Lucknow Bench, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Resident Administrator, Department of Hospital Administration, Dr. RMLIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajesh Harsvardhan
Department of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_35_22

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The Consumer Protection Act (CPA), 1986 evolving over the strands of time by legal and judicial proceedings has given the consumers of healthcare services a legal recourse to air their grievances. Although it is important to punish guilty medical professionals, it is also equally important to protect medical professionals who act in good faith from harassment. Hence, courts need to strike a perfect balancing act.

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