The Medical Exception

Current Legal Problems, Vol. 65, 2012, pp.1-22

King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-15

23 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2015 Last revised: 31 Mar 2016

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This article examines the way in which the criminal law regulates medical practice through the medical exception to the law governing serious offences against the person. It looks at how new and controversial medical procedures (NCMPs) come to be covered (or not) by the medical exception, and evaluates the contribution of the medical exception, concluding that despite its ineffectiveness as a selection tool, it may provide a valuable cooling off period for NCMPs.

Keywords: medical exception, criminal law, medical practice

Suggested Citation

Lewis, Penney, The Medical Exception (2012). Current Legal Problems, Vol. 65, 2012, pp.1-22, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2636329

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