Overcharging and Professional Misconduct: How Much Is Too Much?

By Jessica Lim.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies

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Useful lessons can be learned from a 2013 Singapore case on overcharging in the medical profession. This article examines the ethical obligations for medical practitioners related to overcharging, the reasons given, and the implementation issues of these obligations. The case provides useful rules and guidelines for medical practitioners and other professionals, such as lawyers and engineers, especially those in common law jurisdictions, where no such rules exist.

Keywords: Overcharging, Ethical Obligations, Profession, Criteria, Professional Misconduct, Implementation Problems, Possible Solutions

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.1-7. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 412.209KB).

Jessica Lim

Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore