A failure to exercise reasonable care that leads to (or is the proximate cause of) injury when a duty of reasonable care is owed. Malpractice is negligence by a professional.
Definition reprinted with permision from Committee on Psychiatry and Law, of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry:
Mental Health Professional and the Legal System
CNS Drug: #CNSDOD
Notable Person: #BHCPOD
4/3-5: National Council#natcon17