Omaha, NE asked in Medical Malpractice, Admiralty / Maritime and International Law for Florida

Q: Can a US Flagged yacht sail to the Bahamas and have illegal medical procedures performed on the boat by a U.S. Based dr?

Does this violate any laws and what are the potential risks of the crew aboard?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jane Kim
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A: "Illegal procedure" according to whom and under what laws? Maritime law? Who died? Who is complaining? The licensed physician can worry about his own ethical and medical obligations under his/her license.

As you see, it is impossible to respond to your concern, as drafted, sorry.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

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