TFR has proposed to introduce in the criminal code a separate article about the crimes of the doctors
Moscow. July 13. INTERFAX.RU — the Investigative Committee of Russia offers to introduce into the criminal code a new article and change another to single out the responsibility of medical workers, said the official representative of SKR Svetlana Petrenko.
“Proposes the introduction of new articles in the criminal code: article 124.1 “Improper rendering of medical care (medical services)” article 124.2 “Concealment of a violation of medical care”, presentation in the new edition of article 235 of the criminal code “Unlawful to carry out medical and (or) pharmaceutical activities”,” — said Petrenko.
“The bill provides for amendments and additions to the Special part of the criminal code, aimed at improving the criminal law by introducing a special provision establishing criminal responsibility of medical workers, excluding the qualification of their actions under other articles of the criminal code, such as 109 (causing death by negligence), 118 (causing of heavy harm to health on imprudence), 238 (rendering services not meeting safety requirements), 293 (negligence),” he said, noting that “none of these articles does not take into account the peculiarities of the medical profession”.
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The proposed changes in contrast to the existing norms of the criminal code contain a reference to the subject of a crime is a healthcare worker, specifying the type of assistance — medical, including medical services, that take into account different consequences, in this respect, such provision will be special in relation to the above General norms and in accordance with the rules of qualification, exclude their application to offenders in the sphere of medical activities.
The proposed changes will significantly minimize enforcement errors, thus protecting both the rights of patients and medical workers, said in the TFR.