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