procedure

(redirected from Invasive procedure)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Procedure

The methods by which legal rights are enforced; the specific machinery for carrying on a lawsuit, including process, the pleadings, rules of evidence, and rules of Civil Procedure or Criminal Procedure.

The form, manner, and order of steps taken in conducting a lawsuit are all regulated by procedural law, which regulates how the law will be administered. Substantive Law creates and defines rights that exist under the law.

Cross-references

Civil Procedure.

procedure

n. the methods and mechanics of the legal process. These include filing complaints, answers and demurrers, serving documents on the opposition, setting hearings, depositions, motions, petitions, interrogatories, preparing orders, giving notice to the other parties, conduct of trials, and all the rules and laws governing that process. Every state has a set of procedural statutes (often called the Codes of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure), courts have so-called "local rules," which govern times for filing documents, conduct of the courts and other technicalities. Law practice before the federal courts operates under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). Procedural law is distinguished from "substantive" law, which involves the statutes and legal precedents upon which cases are tried and judgments made.

procedure

noun act, action, adjective law, behavior, common practice, conduct, course, course of action, established method, habit, line of action, manner of proceeding, manner of working, matter of course, measure, method, methodology, mode, mode of operation, mode of use, modus operandi, motion, order, particular course of action, plan, plan of action, policy, practice, proceeding, process, program, proscribed form, routine, rule, scheme, set form, set format, step, strategy, system, tactics, usage, way, way of operation
Associated concepts: civil procedure, criminal procedure, judicial procedure, pretrial procedure, rule of procedure
Foreign phrases: Cursus curiae est lex curiae.The practice of the court is the law of the court.
See also: agenda, arrangement, avenue, behavior, campaign, conduct, constant, course, custom, direction, expedient, form, guide, maneuver, manner, matter of course, method, mode, modus operandi, operation, policy, polity, practice, proceeding, process, rule, scheme, step, strategy, system
References in periodicals archive ?
HIV-infected women with an indication for an invasive procedure may present already on antiretroviral treatment (ART), initiated either before or after conception.
However, both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British HIV Association recommend an undetectable maternal viral load at the time of the invasive procedure.
A minimally invasive surgery causes less pain and scarring and fewer post-surgical complications than an equivalent invasive procedure
Increasing awareness of minimally invasive procedures makes sense," said Karen Greenrose, president and CEO of AAPPO.
These results are significant for this subset of patients because they historically required invasive procedures and now have a minimally invasive option that is shown to provide better clinical outcomes.
The American Medical Association and the American Dental Association recommended that HIV-positive physicians and dentists refrain from performing invasive procedures or disclose their condition and obtain informed consent from their patients.
He continued unrestricted practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist, who in the normal course of duty would have performed some invasive procedures involving women and newborn children.
Recommendations for preventing transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis B virus to patients during exposure-prone invasive procedures.
Also, patients experience less pain during and after these minimally invasive procedures, allowing them to recover faster.
Gamma Knife[R] surgery, also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, is a method for treating tumors and other brain disorders with ultrahigh precision, focused radiation, in many cases eliminating the need for invasive procedures.
The trend in prenatal diagnostics is moving away from invasive procedures, which reveal genetic abnormalities but can harm the mother and the fetus, toward noninvasive procedures.
a medical device company focused on developing minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of lower back pain, announced today that its ground-breaking AxiaLIF[TM] product was awarded "The Most Promising New Product Award" at the 13th Annual Phoenix Conference, a medical device and diagnostics conference for chief executive officers.

Full browser ?