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Apr 09
2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Webinar) Gross Negligence Manslaughter: Should it apply to healthcare practitioners?

You are cordially invited to our upcoming webinar of “Gross Negligence Manslaughter: Should it apply to healthcare practitioners?”.

(Webinar)

Gross Negligence Manslaughter:

Should it apply to healthcare practitioners?

 

Date:   9 April 2021 (Friday)

Time:  4 pm – 6 pm

 

Objective, Coverage and Learning Outcomes:

Gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) is a common law offence, and may be committed by a healthcare professional if death occurs as a result of grossly negligent medical treatment or care. On 1st December 2020, a medical practitioner in Hong Kong was found guilty of causing the death of a patient through the administration of an experimental and contaminated immunity boosting therapy, as well as having failed to obtain proper consent from the patient. In this seminar, our panel of experts will discuss the ethical and legal implications of this conviction, as well as the following issues: (1) Merits of the argument raised by the defence for a subjective test of grossness to be included; (2) Application of the ‘de minimis’ rule in establishing causation; (3) Social value of the offence, particularly in maintaining professional standards; and (4) Challenges in the determination of “grossness”.

 

This webinar is intended to enhance participants’ understanding of the law of GNM.

 

Programme, Abstracts & Biographies: click here

 

Chairs

 

Dr Calvin Ho

Associate Professor of Law & Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong

 

Dr Philip Beh

Principal Clinical Practitioner, Department of Pathology & Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong

 

Presentations & Speakers

 

Presentation 1:

Ms Tracy Cheung

Healthcare & Medico-legal Advisor, Accredited Mediator & ODR Consultant

Title: Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM): Practical Considerations from a Healthcare Defence Lawyer

 

Presentation 2:

Professor Gilberto KK Leung

Tsang Wing-Hing Professor in Clinical Neuroscience, and Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Title: Medical manslaughter in Hong Kong – how, why and why not?

 

Presentation 3:

Professor Michael Hor

Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Title: Gross Negligence Manslaughter and the Medical Professions – Exception or Exceptionalism?

 

Presentation 4:

Professor James Badenoch QC

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Title: Gross Negligence Manslaughter: the UK experience

 

Prior registration is required.

 

For CME/CPD Accreditation, registration and other details, please visit 

https://www.cmel.hku.hk/events-detail.php?id=81.

 

This event is free of charge.

 

All are welcome!

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