Responsibilities based on or concerned with the law.
Health care workers are required to know and follow state laws and any laws that affect healthcare.
Deals with wrongs against a person, property or society.
A few examples of criminal law in the Health Care field are possession of drugs, sexual assault, fraud or theft.
EX. Impersonating a doctor. (FRAUD)
Focuses on legal relationship between people and the protection of a persons rights.
This usually has to do with torts ( without contract) or with contracts.
An example is a doctors negligence of a patient and a patient suing the doctor because harm came to them.