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.

Criminal Law

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)

Civil Law

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.


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