a) General Law of Contract: Essentials of a contract-offer & acceptance-capacity of parties-free consent consideration &
legality of object-void agreement & contingent contract
b) Legal aspect & Consumer Protection Act: Introduction:-Medico-legal aspects on clinical practice-Duties and
responsibilities of Doctors-professional secrets & privileged communication-consent-implied consent and expressed consent
Consumer Protection Act-CP council-consumer dispute redressal agencies-Application of CP Act in Hospitals, important
c) Concept of confidentiality medical negligence, medico-legal cases attendance in court.
d) WB clinical Establishment ACT 2000 – Some provisions.
e) Biomedical waste management & handling rule-1998: Meaning, classification of bio-medical waste- treatment &
disposal- colour coding & types of container for disposal of bio-medical Waste-Rules for Bio-medical waste management-
Annexure of Ministry of Environment & Forest with regard to Bio-medical waste management & Handling Rule
1998(schedule 1 to 6)
f) Shops & Establishment Act in conjunction with Company Law :
Key Definitions, Nature of a hospital as a corporate entity and related issues as per latest amendments by the CLB (Company
Law Board) Introduction to such principles as the Doctrine of Indoor Management.
g) Human Rights:
A brief introduction to Constitutional definitions of Fundamental rights and Directive Principles of State Policy as
interpreted in conjunction with the health sector and its management.
Relevant United Nations covenants and resolutions specific to India. Protection of Human Rights Act 1993 Indian Medical
Council profession conducts etiquette & ethnics regulation 2002. Role of Human Rights Commission and other relevant
bodies for redressal of denial of treatment causing death or permanent impairment.
h) Insurance :
Role of carrier drugs, auto-immune and metabolic diseases
1) Life Insurance
2) Medical Insurance: Role of Mediclaim policies, causa proxima, insurable interest issues.
Issue of quantum of contribution. Explanations of useful terms: Premium, Double Insurance, Re- insurance policies etc.
Current issue of claim settlement through Third Party in concerns like National Insurance Co., New India Assurance, United
India Assurance etc. Role of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act 1999 Demerits: Subversion of claims by
claiming pre-existing diseases or disorders in current cashless settlements. Cost, health promotion etc.
i) Organ Transplant Act, MTP Act regulation of pre-natal diagnostic tests, rules relating to blood bank.