Criminal Liability of Medical Malpractice and Error-Reporting Mechanisms
In Taiwan, physicians are under high pressure of medical malpractice regarding criminal liability. Physicians in England are under a similiar situation. A physician, called Bawa-Garbag, has been found guilty of manslaughter because a six-year-old boy died of her malpractice. This accident promoted a policy change: the government announced a new measure to improve patient safety and to protect doctors and nurses when mistakes are made. Looking back to Taiwan: two important legal amendments are submitted to congress in 2018, attempting to protect physicians from medical disputes. This article tries to introduce these amendments and make a short comment about the feasibility of law.