Legal Responsibility

Considering Patients' Rights When Complying With Law Enforcement

Considering Patients' Rights When Complying With Law Enforcement

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Medical professionals can be caught between the legal and ethical obligations of informed consent and the legal obligations of complying with law enforcement orders.

Overdose: Mitigating the Legal Risk

Overdose: Mitigating the Legal Risk

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Jennifer Bolen, JD, provides PAINWeek 2017 attendees with information on risk reduction and response to medication overdose events.

Curbside Consulting in Medicine: Legal Boundaries

Curbside Consulting in Medicine: Legal Boundaries

Some courts have ruled that if no medical decision or treatment decision is offered, a physician-patient relationship is not created, and no responsibility for the physician's fate is transferred.

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