THE CURRENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW IN INDONESIA
SUSILA, MUH ENDRIYO
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The law relating to medical malpractice in Indonesia develops rapidly in the last two decades. Started from the Medical Practice Act 2004 and continued with some other legislations. The Medical Practice Act 2004 does not directly touch the medical malpractice issue actually. However, every discussion on medical malpractice law in Indonesia must consider the mentioned Act. The Act introduces the mechanism of disciplinary accountability for doctors through the Medical Disciplinary Tribunal (MKDKI), an independent organ under the Indonesian Medical Council (KKI). The latest progress was the enactment of the Health Professional Act 2014. This Act promotes ADR methods for resolving disputes arising in health service in one side, however it, in the other side, also strengthens criminal liability for particular forms of medical negligence. It seems that the development of the Indonesian medical malpractice law got influences from other countries. This paper aims at exploring the current development of the Medical Malpractice Law in Indonesia and identifying the external influences on it.