The book “Le nuove frontiere della responsabilità medica - Enti e operatori sanitari, dalla legge Gelli-Bianco all’era post-pandemica” (“The new frontiers of medical liability - Healthcare organizations and operators, from the Gelli-Bianco law to the post-pandemic era”), edited by Prof. Ruffolo and and Prof. Mario Savini Nicci, Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs of the Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, published by Giuffrè Francis-Lefebvre, is now available.

The volume, which collects, alongside those of Prof. Ruffolo, the essays of several co-authors - some university professors, all lawyers - explores, with contributions written with rigour but in plain language, the main topics of the subject, profoundly changed in the light of the "living law" arising from the interpretative evolution of the Gelli-Bianco law, with attention also to the unprecedented problems posed by the pandemic emergency.

The book deals with a wide range of issues: from the partial immunity of structured doctors to the contractual and corporate liability of the structure, up to those of the managerial staff, of the doctors working in teams, of the freelance doctor and of the intra-moenia one; from the many problems connected with informed consent and the protection of health data, up to the new set-up of the facility’s recourse action.

Furthermore, the issues of criminal and administrative liability are addressed, as well as those relating to the production of medical devices and drugs and the use of Artificial Intelligence; up to specific sectors such as aesthetic medicine and telemedicine and experimentation, with attention also to the related bioethical implications. Finally, part of the discussion is dedicated to the procedural aspects (including the retroactivity of the Gelli-Bianco law), to the burden of proof and to insurance issues.


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