Disciplinary action in professional misconduct of an anaesthetist may be taken by: (AIIMS May 2012)
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State Medical Council
a. (Serious Professional Misconduct = Infamous conduct in professional respect, is the conduct by a doctor which might reasonably be regarded as disgraceful or dishonorable; judged by professional men of good repute and competence. It involves abuse of professional position.
b. Professional misconduct must not be confused with Professional negligence, which is absence of reasonable care & skill or willful negligence of a medical practitioner in the treatment of patient, which causes bodily injury or death of the patient.
c. As a case of alleged Professional negligence against a doctor comes up in a court of law, it shall be decided by a Judicial Magistrate.)