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Obligation to not abuse power and authority

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It is common that patients with ME/ must repeatedly pursue enforcement action of their pre-existing rights under statutes, policy and common law. It also known that successful enforcement of pre-existing rights can be followed by retributory of power and authority. It is known that flagrantly retributory liability generation can include punishing qualified professionals who have leveraged their knowledge of policy, rules and to enforce lawful requirements in a context of ME/CFS.

Such abuses of power substantiate numerous breaches of and professional standards, not limited to discrimination and liability for consequences. These abuses often come with breaches of record keeping obligations. These abuses of power often openly and unlawfully suspend compliance norms and other legal obligations e.g. by arbitrarily refusing lawful implementation of unambiguous policy when confronted with ME/CFS, without lawful justification to dismiss discrimination or other consequent claims.

Habitual outcomes from holding practitioners to account for normal medical and legal standards include:

  • removal of complainants from patient lists entirely
  • removal of medications
  • introduction of administrative burdens not applied previously
  • applying identical or analogous abuses of power to family members

These efforts to remove or discourage a patient’s registration are closely related to the obligation to not mislead and to provide sufficient detail: