Professional Conduct Blog

Fit to be a professional: What is good character and fitness?

One essential purpose of regulatory bodies is to ensure professionals are fit to practice their professions. Broadly defined, fitness to practice (or simply “fitness”) encompasses several constituent qualities, including education and training, mental and physical capacity, and “good character”. These…

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Our round-up of top 2010 health law cases

1. WHEN THE EFFECT OF A DISEASE IS NOT AN “ACCIDENT”: The serious but natural impact (i.e., paralysis) of a disease (i.e., genital herpes) contracted through a natural process (e.g., unprotected sex) is not an “accident” as that term was…

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