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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-22

Significance and prospective of "Consumer Protection Act" deliberations for the dentist


1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College and Research Centre, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College and Research Centre, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, YC Dental College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology, DJ Dental College, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Private Practitioner, Pitampura, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Puneet Kumar
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College and Research Centre, Masuri, Ghaziabad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.112267

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Practicing medicine in India has revolutionized during the last five decades affecting the health-care delivery in both positive and negative directions. This actually let the establishment of norm that would legally govern the medical treatment and make it answerable everyway; therefore, doctors were covered by various laws. Moreover, the doctor-patient relationship has undergone a transition throughout the ages. This liaison was primarily between a patient in quest of help and a doctor whose decisions were silently compiled with by the patient. Medical negligence arises from an act or omission by a medical/dental practitioner, which no reasonably-competent and careful practitioner would have committed. Here, authors have sought the Consumer Protection Act and related legal-issues that may assist dental professionals to be on a legally safer side.


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