Saudi Arabia: Jail, SR100,000 fine for medical malpractice

Abu Dhabi: Saudi Public Prosecution has confirmed that practices prohibited in the system of health professions are punishable by imprisonment for up to six months, and a fine of up to SR100,000, or one of these two penalties.

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The Public Prosecution has warned on its Twitter account, “There are a number of cases punishable by law with these penalties according to article 28 of the Health Professions Practicing Law, which are: Practicing health professions without a licence, providing data that does not match the truth, or using illegal methods that result in granting a licence to practice health professions and using means of advertising that would lead the public to believe that they are entitled to practice health professions.”

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The Saudi prosecution also warned that the penalties are also applicable to impersonation and assuming titles that are usually given to those who practice health professions.

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