Sunday, January 30, 2011

As an example

The new legislation creates special rules for special people. Get a load of this. The new special rules exempt doctors from criminal liability if they harm another by the negligent operation or handling of a dangerous weapon, explosives or fire as long as he/she is acting within the scope of his or her practice or employment. So now a doctor can escape accountability if they negligently blow up a patient or set one on fire. Nice.

In addition, a health care provider acting in the scope of his or her practice or employment who commits an act or omission of mere inefficiency, unsatisfactory conduct, or failure in good performance as the result of inability, incapacity, inadvertency, ordinary negligence, or good faith error in judgment or discretion, is immune from criminal liability. Incapacity, like being drunk or on drugs? That makes me feel real safe.

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