Login : Advocate | Client
Home Post Your Case My Account Law College Law Library

Report No. 196

(i) Competent patient: Informed decision:

Where a patient who is competent refuses medical treatment and the doctor obeys and withholds or withdraws treatment, then does the doctor commit an offence under section 299?

The first and second parts of the section 299 do not apply because there is no 'intention' either to cause death or bodily injury likely to cause death. But, the act may fall under the third part because the doctor has 'knowledge' that the act of withdrawal is likely to cause death. Therefore, there can be an offence under section 299. (As to exceptions, we shall refer to it lower down).

Medical Treatment to Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) Back

Client Area | Advocate Area | Blogs | About Us | User Agreement | Privacy Policy | Advertise | Media Coverage | Contact Us | Site Map
powered and driven by neosys