Law in Optometric Practice - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750645782

Law in Optometric Practice

1st Edition

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

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  • This book is the first of its kind and provides optometry students and practitioners with all the background information that they need on practising within a legal framework * Clear and contemporary its straightforward no-nonsense approach helps to demystify the subject * Taking into account new legislation and recent lively ethical debates, the book provides a comprehensive, synoptic and very practical text that will provide all the information required * It includes recent healthcare reforms, medical devices and the latest information concerning primary care groups, co-management schemes, industrial eye protection, therapeutics and ethics

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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6th January 2002
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About the Author

Stephen Taylor

Affiliations and Expertise

Vision Consultant, Private Practice, Dorset, UK