Medical Manslaughter- Organisational Liability

Celia K Wells

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This chapter considers the potential criminal liabilities of health provider organisations, for manslaughter and health and safety offences. In particular it explains the significance of and analyses the new offence under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007. The elements of the offence include: the threshold question of which organisations are covered, the relevant duty of care, when an organisation may be culpable, and what penalties they may face on conviction.
Translated title of the contributionMedical Manslaughter- Organisational Liability
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioethics, Medicine and Criminal Law
EditorsDanielle Griffiths, Andrew Sanders
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781107021532
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


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