Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

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An act of the UK parliament which came into force in April 2008 that introduced a new offence, across the UK, for prosecuting companies and other organizations, including National Health Service (NHS) trusts and dental partnerships where there have been fatal consequences to an employee, patient, or member of the public due to a gross failing, throughout the organization, in the management of health and safety or of a duty of care.

Further Reading:

Wells C., Thomas D. Deaths in the dental surgery: individual and organizational criminal liability. B Dent J 2008;204:497–502.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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