Legal Aspects of Health Care.

| October 18, 2015

Liability in medicine has often been described as the practitioner’s legal responsibility to their patient. Further, practitioners are liable for their actions and can be held accountable for their actions. This responsibility to patients can vary depending on the individual practitioner and the setting in which they practice.
The following website is from the State of Florida, Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Office and allows the public to search through disciplinary proceedings that have been previously ruled upon
(https://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/finalordernet/).

This website has a dropdown menu for all licensed medical professionals in the state of Florida. If you live outside of the state of Florida, your state should have a system that is similar. The case that you select must come from a state licensing board.
In a paper , select a case that has been previously ruled upon. You can select any profession that is licensed in the state ( Florida) in which you reside. In addition to your textbook, your paper must include a minimum of three sources, one of which will be the website from which you retrieved the case. Make sure that your paper includes:

1.• How is licensure related to liability?
2.• What does it mean to be a licensed health care provider?
3.• What is liability and why was the provider in this case liable for their actions – what did they do (or not do) to have this case brought against them?
4.• Did the case you selected involve criminal law or civil (tort) law?
5.• What was the resolution of this case and how could this resolution affect providers in the future?

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