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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143--148

Legal scenario in burn care in India


Convener, Legal Cell, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India and Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Vadodara, India

Correspondence Address:
Atul Kumar Shah
20 Om Park, Near Andhra Bank, Stadium, Akota, Vadodra 390020, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.70729

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Physicians engaged in management of burn patients in India need to keep themselves abreast with the legal requirements. Clinical burn management and liaison with local authorities go almost parallel. Concept of the legal rights of Burn Survivor and the family are emerging now in India. Demarcation between physical impairment status and disability to sustain are discussed. Burn Physicians can help their patients by imparting this information. Pertinent details about Workmen's compensation act, Persons with disabilities act and guidelines for calculation of physical impairments are listed.






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