Law in Optometric Practice

1st Edition

Authors: Stephen Taylor
Paperback ISBN: 9780750645782
eBook ISBN: 9780702038235
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 6th January 2002
Page Count: 176


Legal Aspects of Optometric Practice provides an authoritative guide to the running of an optometric practice and the legal framework in which an optometrist must work.

This material was previously published in Law and Management in Optometric Practice. Because of the extensive changes within the field, the text has been radically revised and the management section deleted so that we have a new textbook especially dedicated to the law in an eye care setting.

This book is an essential purchase for all optometrists whether students or practitioners.

'Here is a book which fills a definite need... a milestone to be applauded' (From a review of Law and Management in Optometric Practice published in Optician)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the UK legal system; The National Health Service; NHS terms of service; NHS GOS regulations; Complaints and NHS tribunals; The Opticians Act; The General Optical Council; OSAC and the GOC; GOC disciplinary procedures; Referral and case records; Law relating to the use of drugs; Professional ethics and professional discipline; Standards of vision; Industrial eye protection and consumer protection; The negligent professional; The need for insurance; European optometry; Computers and the Data Protection Act; General law and optometry


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About the Author

Stephen Taylor

Affiliations and Expertise

Vision Consultant, Private Practice, Dorset, UK