Research on the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine in American Law and the Applicability in Taiwan
“Corporate practice of medicine doctrine” in the United States is a principle aiming at preventing outsiders from intervening the decisions of medical professionals. Most of the state in the United States recognize the doctrine, and developed exceptions. However, the maintenance of medical professionals is the primary goal all the time. Although there is Medical Juridical Persons in Medical Care in Taiwan’s law, in accordance with the interpretation of section 2 of the Medical Care Act, “doctors” should still be the core. With the charitable attitude of authorities, by applying the principles of the doctrine, including preventing outsiders’ lay control, divided loyalty and commercialization, it could reduce negative impact of external non-professional intervention of hospitals.