Revista de derecho (Coquimbo)
versión ISSN 0718-9753
MILOS HURTADO, Paulina. SIMILAR PROFESSIONS IN THE CRIME OF ILLEGAL EXERCISE OF THE MEDICAL ACTIVITY. ARTICLE 313 OF THE CHILEAN PENAL CODE: MOTION FOR ITS DETERMINATION. RDUCN [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.1, pp. 197-239. ISSN 0718-9753. doi: 10.4067/S0718-97532012000100006.
Article 313 a) of the penal code punishes the illegal practice of medical professions and as such provides expressly described in the type and all those that are "similar" as to engage with "the science and art of healing and guard against human diseases". The accuracy of this crime presents several problems and one of the most important is precisely the extent of this illegal practice in an era characterized by the increasing diversity of professions that are related to health care. Hence, this study, in a way to limit the criminal scope, it is about to build certain criteria to serve as a guide in determining those professions that are "similar" and therefore capable of being performed illegally under article 313 a).
Palabras clave : Illegal practice of the profession; medicine; intrusion; similar professions; analogical interpretation.