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South African doctors call for law reform, fearing a harsh penalty if patients die

South African doctors call for law reform, fearing a harsh penalty if patients die

In November 2021 the South African Medico-Legal Association joined other with leading healthcare organisations in South Africa in urging the government to review the culpable homicide law and its application in healthcare settings. Authors HENRY LERM, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Criminal and Procedural Law, Nelson Mandela University ETHELWYNN STELLENBERG, Associate Professor in Nursing, Stellenbosch University The South African Medico-Legal Association represents medical and legal practitioners, many of whom also belong to the other healthcare bodies involved in this matter. They wrote to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, suggesting that the South Africa Law Reform Commission should…
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