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Medical negligence, Fnomceo asks to “extend the Covid criminal shield” – Healthcare

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Medical negligence, Fnomceo asks to “extend the Covid criminal shield” – Healthcare

“While waiting for the decriminalization of the medical act, extend the ‘criminal shield’ for healthcare professionals, already foreseen during the Covid pandemic. And do so by correlating it to the emergency due to the shortage of personnel and the scarcity of the means available”. This is what the president of the Federation of Medical Orders (Fnomceo), Filippo Anelli, asks in a memorandum filed with the Constitutional Affairs and Budget Commissions of the Chamber on the Milleproroghe bill.

There are 300 thousand cases for alleged medical negligence open in the courts, to which approximately 35,600 are added every year. 97% end in an acquittal or dismissal, however they have serious consequences on the professional and private life of the doctor and on the national health service, recalls Fnomceo.

For Anelli, the Milleproroghe could be “the natural venue for an extension of the field of application of article 3-bis of Law 28 May 2021, no. 76, which had introduced a limitation of negligent liability for death or personal injury in the healthcare sector , limiting the punishment to serious negligence”, he states. “The lack of doctors and structural deficiencies take away the serenity of the operators who work in hospitals and in the area in the National Health Service, encouraging so-called defensive medicine. We need a law which, as during Covid, makes doctors and health professionals non-punishable who now operate in an increasingly risky context”.

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