Criminalization of Malpractice

Resolution and Position Statements
June 1, 1995

Resolution D95
Becomes Policy June 1995

AMDA resolves that suspected cases of medical or personal malfeasance be actively investigated and punished within the parameters of existing law; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the attempted criminalization of cases of medical malpractice interferes with medical decision making and is a disservice to the American public; and be it further

RESOLVED, that a definition of criminal neglect should combine the elements of intention and recklessness with a departure from the standard of care or properly grounded innovations in the standard of care.