Taxonomy Code 209800000X
Legal Medicine

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code209800000X
Grouping:Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
Classification:Legal Medicine
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:Legal Medicine is a special field of medicine that focuses on various aspects of medicine and law. Historically, the practice of legal medicine made contributions to medicine as a scientific instrument to solve criminal perplexities. Since World War II, the domain of legal medicine has broadened to include not only aspects of medical science to solve legal and criminal problems but aspects of law as it applies to medicine. Legal Medicine continues to grow as medicolegal issues like medical malpractice and liability, government regulation of health care, issues of tort reform, and moral and ethical complexities presented by technological advances become increasingly prominent. Many medical schools have implemented courses which supply medicolegal instruction for medical students, and many law schools now offer medicolegal courses. Also, dual degree programs in law and medicine have been created to assist physicians to bridge the gap between medicine and the law.
Notes:Source: American Board of Legal Medicine 08/1992. [7/1/2009: definition reformatted] Additional Resources: Training Programs, and/or Fellowships, Preceptorships: Certification available through the American Board of Legal Medicine. ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: None.
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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72% Individuals
28% Organizations
13% Female
59% Male
72% Individual Providers (167)28% Medical Organizations (65)13% Female Providers (29)59% Male Providers (138)

The code 209800000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for legal medicine grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 232 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is legal medicine of which 29 are registered as females, 138 registered as males and 65 are organizations.

209800000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.

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