Procedural immunity of the District psychiatrists and members of the District psychiatric committees against civil wrongs claims in Israel

Jacob Margolin, Oren Asman, Roberto Mester, Moshe Kalian

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Abstract

In the public sector, psychiatrists as well as other physicians and mental health workers are subject to legal claims as a result of their clinical decisions. Until 2006, these professionals had no procedural immunity for such claims. The paper describes the legal change that took place in Israel since February 2006 with regard to some civil servants, including District Psychiatrists and members of District Psychiatric Committees. A clinical case vignette illustrates the possible implications of this statute amendment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-136
Number of pages9
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Volume49
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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