Important Issues of Providing Genetic Services in Serbia From the Perspective of Medical law

Mujović Zornić, Hajrija (2016) Important Issues of Providing Genetic Services in Serbia From the Perspective of Medical law. Medicine, Law & Society, 9 (2). pp. 131-144. ISSN 2463-7955

[img] Text
HMujovic_Medicine_Law_Society_2016.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (9MB)


Medico-legal issues that arise from the work of genetic health services became in recent time very current, especially regarding the Serbian law issues and dilema how to treat rare deseases patients among other voulnerable groups, whish often were not recognized in society. The legal system shall be an important mechanism, which could help by giving some solutions concerning the relations, rights and obligations of all parties in providing genetic services (informing, counseling, testing, keeping privacy). The law is invited to establish a delicate balance between legal qualification and more practical issues. In many countries there are medical guidelines for health professionals and biologists who work in the area of human genetics, according to which is done the essential rules for medical proceedings, with also significant parameters for legal decisions. Sometimes the legal situation is more complex when it includes malpractice cases due to violation of rights or breach of professional duties and contractual obligations in genetics. All issues should be consider from the aspect of Serbian legislator efforts to make a new codification in the area of genetic dignostics, which is adopted in January 2015.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical genetic, legislation, human rights, case of Serbia
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2020 23:30
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2020 23:30

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item