Legal Liability of Medical Institutions on Infection Control
The hospital is a place where various types of patients are gathered, which also increases the risk of spreading infectious diseases. Medical institutions have the responsibility performing measures on adequate infection control. However, once there is loophole in infection control which causes nosocomial cluster infection and causes injury to patients or medical staffs, the medical institution should bear following criminal and civil legal liability, and should consider how to further manage and prevent legal risks to avoid following legal liability. Medical institutions must revise and update standard operating procedures and response plans at any time in accordance with the deficiencies of current infection control measures. Not only must the plans be integrated with the actual conditions of the medical institutions, but their flexibility and coordination must also be improved in due course.