Medical law is the branch of law which concerns the prerogatives and responsibilities of medical professionals and the rights of the patient. It should not be confused with medical jurisprudence, which is a branch of medicine, rather than a branch of law.
The main branches of medical law are the law of torts (most notably medical malpractice) and criminal law in relation to medical practice and treatment. Ethics and medical practice is a growing field.
- Abortion law
- Assault (tort) and Battery (tort), a form of trespass to the person
- Competence (law)
- Compulsory sterilization
- Conjoined twins
- Consent (criminal law)
- The Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine
- Freedom of information
- Health law, the body of healthcare legislation and government regulation
- Involuntary commitment
- Involuntary treatment
- Medical ethics
- Medical malpractice
- Medical record
- Privacy law
- Quality of life (healthcare)
- Reproductive rights
- Reproductive technology
- World Association for Medical Law
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- Media related to Medical law at Wikimedia Commons