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Marius-Ioan Floare: Historical landmarks in the evolution of legal personality of medical institutions


Abstract: The legal framework of the medical activity has evolved during the course of European law history together with the social and economic significance if these activities. In this paper, using predominantly the historical research method, we will examine some fundamental waypoints regarding the organization as legal persons of the institutions carrying out medical activities, which we generically call hospitals. Taking as a departure point the Roman era, we will discuss, using the modern optics in regard to the fundamental characteristics of a legal entity (own estate, discrete framework and specific purpose)the evolution of these legal persons with a medical purpose. Due to the limited extent of this paper, we will limit ourselves to the European legal space and to only a few of the significant evolutions in regard to the medical institutions with a legal personality.

Keywords: medical institutions, law history, legal personality, evolution


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