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Ombudsman writes to the Supreme Medical Council

MedExpress Team

Published Jan. 23, 2024 09:57

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The issue is the reimbursement of defense attorney's fees to a doctor acquitted after "disciplinary action."

  • Today, a doctor legally acquitted of a charge in a disciplinary proceeding cannot get reimbursed for his defense attorney's fees
  • The Ombudsman, who has been dealing with this problem for years, has applied to the Supreme Medical Council

The ROP continues to receive requests in connection with the well-established jurisprudential practice of the professional bodies of doctors, which assume that a doctor who has been legally acquitted in a professional liability case should not be reimbursed for the costs of establishing a single defense attorney of choice. 

In 2017. The then Ombudsman addressed the issue to the President of the Supreme Medical Council, Maciej Hamankiewicz. In view of his unequivocal position. The Om...

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