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Law in Optometric Practice


ISBN13: 9780750645782
ISBN: 0750645784
Published: January 2002
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £44.99



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Law in Optometric Practice provides an authoritative guide to the running of an optometric practice and the legal framework in which an optometrist must work. Due to extensive changes within the field, this book provides the most up-to-date and reliable source of information for all those working in optometric practice.

This text covers all aspects of European law. It contains chapters on the major developments in: insurance, medical devices, industrial eye protection, healthcare delivery in UK and Europe, primary care groups, co-management schemes, ethics and therapeutics. The text is synoptic with case studies, practical tips and key points. Taking into account newer legislation and lively ethical debates, the book provides a comprehensive, synoptic and very practical text that will provide all the information required.

Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Introduction to the UK legal system
The National Health Service
NHS terms of service
NHS GOS regulations
Complaints and NHS tribunals
The Opticians Act
The General Optical Council
OSAC and the GOC
GOC disciplinary procedures
Referral and case records
Law relating to the use of drugs
Professional ethics and professional discipline
Standards of vision
Industrial eye protection and consumer protection
The negligent professional
The need for insurance
European optometry
Computers and the Data Protection Act
General law and optometry