WOW! What a crazy hour, and it stinks that we have to wait over 2 months for the next episode.
She was charged with "practicing medicine without a license".This means you do something that only a doctor can perform legally. What she did is called a "cricothyrotomy" an emergency procedure to open an airway. A procedure that is taught to emergency personnel like paramedics. You do not have to be a doctor to do it. So the arrest was bogus. As for Abby I can take the Goth but the child like behavior is getting old.
But she did not have a license and in order to work on people in the state of Virgina you MUST have a license
No. Her actions would be covered under Virginia's Good Samaritan Laws. Practicing medicine without a license charges involve compensation, i.e. the practitioner demands or receives payment. Rendering emergency assistance at the scene of an accident without compensation is the first Good Samaritan Law on Virginia's books. However, the medical assistance can be called into question for a variety of reasons I won't go into here - but none of those reasons are present in the episode. My source is my husband who very much practices law with a license in Virginia, who snorted at the absurdity of the episode. There are issues with naval hospital corpsman being treated differently when trying to become paramedics in civilian life (they are required to retrain), but the episode tried to show this disparity in completely the wrong way.
The reason they wrote such a ridiculous "conflict" regarding the medic saving lives and the possibility of jail time was so that once again, we could have a story revolving around Gibbs's unflinching heroism and sense of justice. This seems to be the motivation for every story this season and I for one am growing bored with it.
Pat its not a ridiculous conflict we have had many people die due to people doing what that woman did and if you hate NCIS and its main stars so much why watch
as a Virginia resident I can say that we do not SUPPORT the Good Samaritan Law
Actually, as a Maryland resident, DC, MD and VA all have Good Samaritan laws. You can read about them here:http://www.shrm.org/legalissue...
Thanks so much for putting us right on this. I'm not from the US, but even from the little I already knew and from a few google searches the whole premise seemed pretty ludicrous to me. I get the whole disparity between the naval corpsman, but the fact that the Good Samaritan laws were not even mentioned was ridiculous. Whilst drama's do obviously write with a degree of artistic license my concern is that NCIS is a really high profile show with a huge number of viewers and that by portraying this situation in this way that there could be people who faced with whether or not to help someone might hesitate before doing so, and even if just one person's hesitated because they'd seen the programme and that hesitation cost a life it would be one life too many....
I can't watch NCIS without Ziva,I miss her...
I loved everything you mentioned above. But what I really loved was how Aubrey took over the gambling part because he was not going to let Booth relapse at all. he was going to make sure there was no temptation. That really stood out for me. And make me have way more respect for him. He is really growing on me.
I completely agree! I'm glad they brought that detail back up, and that Aubrey stood his ground to look out for Booth. That was a nice scene.
If I was writing this, the traitor would be the son and Fattah would have killed him to protect them only to be betrayed by them and hunted down *evil laugh*
This was the first TBBT episode that really felt like it was phoned in. It could have been a clip show and would have been better.
Totally agreeI dont understand why try to "evolve" sheldon and put away in several episodes the nerd stuffs
Justified! Can't wait! Bummed out it will be the last season though.
WC started out enjoyable. Glad it's ending. Gotten mushy, trite, and contrived plot. Bad-good guy vs bad-not good guy. Can do without all the Keller head games, original premise was so good.
And here I thought the last week episode was hogwash (sigh) - What an utterly failure this was for a episode, I mean WTF was that?. Kripke with his few seconds was the only time I cracked a smile, the rest was just BS. Am I the only one that has started to be really annoyed with the laugh track sound effect , how are they trying to fool?I'm calling it - This will be the worst season so far!
House ,E.R., Raising Hope ,Fringe,
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