I am wondering- what happens or what are the civil law implications if a dentist provides service to an individual

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Customer: Hi there- I am wondering- what happens or what are the civil law implications if a dentist provides service to an individual without informed consent
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Hi there- I am wondering- what happens or what are the civil law implications if a dentist provides service to an individual without informed consenT
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If this resulted in medical misadventure or damage then you can claim ACC for the repairs, treatment needed

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What if there is no damage
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You can decline to pay

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u would pay fine
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I don’t understand

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What did you mean by- you can decline to pay
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If the dentist did something which you did not agree, and gave you a bill, you can refuse to pay

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Could they be entitled to HPDT consequences like having 30,000 fine, or their certificate being cancelled etc as civil implications?
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If you complain to the Tribunal and there is a finding of professional misconduct there are a range of penalties including fines and for the most serious misconduct they can lose their practising certificate

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Would they be considered civil implications or more criminal
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Those are neither civil nor criminal but tribunal decisions

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