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March 30, 1957

OFFICIAL OPINIONS OF THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL

JAMA. 1957;163(13):1156-1158. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.82970480005014

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Abstract

Question: How does the Judicial Council define "clinic"?

Answer: The Judicial Council has stated before that it does not define terms that may connote ethical or unethical conduct. Nor does it believe it to be within its province to attempt to approve or disapprove, encourage or discourage particular forms of medical practice by definition. The Principles of Medical Ethics are themselves the criteria by which the ethical nature of professional conduct is determined. In connection with any definition of the word "clinic," it should be clear that regardless of how clinic is defined, each physician-member of the clinic must act, in his relations with his patients and his colleagues, in accord with all the Principles of Medical Ethics. No physician member of a clinic may permit the clinic to do that which he may not do. Each physician must observe all the Principles of Medical Ethics.

Under the ethical principles

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