[7] 20 - Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is generally a failure to adequately or effectively treat a patient in a manner which is objectively incorrect based on medical care practices, and which results in harm.

The crime of Medical Negligence requires all of the following to be present:

  • The provider was aware of the patient's need to be treated.

  • The provider had a duty or obligation to treat the patient. (e.g. Medical employees and emergency/first responders).

  • The healthcare provider failed to provide adequate medical care within their scope of practice that is consistent with their education and/or best practices equivalent to a reasonable medical employee of same education and certification level.

  • The patient was harmed as a direct result of the negligence.


Fine: $1500

Sentence: 250 Seconds

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