Criminalization of Malpractice
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.