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5 Matching questions

  1. Ownership and access to dental treatment records
  2. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  3. Statutes
  4. Tort
  5. Nonmaleficence
  1. a Patients may be charged a reasonable fee for copying their records but cannot legally be denied access to records because they have outstanding balances for treatments recieved.
  2. b Signed into law in 1996, and took effect on October 16, 2002; covers three areas: patients privacy, patients rights, administrative requirements of personnel and institutions in the healthcare industry
  3. c to provide services in a manner that protects all clients and minimizes harm to them and others involved in their treatment.
  4. d written by a legislative branch of government
  5. e twisted conduct; occurs when a legal duty other than a contract that is owed to a plaintiff is violated; two types are intentional and unintentional

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a principle that demands that a healthcare professional hold in strict privacy all information gained regarding a patient in the course of treatment.
  2. is the failure to perform a duty that the law imposes on one person for the benefit of another, is the predominant cause of action in medical malpractice cases
  3. the right to be treated with respect, informed consent prior to treatment, and they have the right to full disclosure of all relevant information so that they can make informed choices about their care
  4. are the general standards of right and wrong that guide behavior within society. As generally accepted actions, they can be judged by determining the extent to which they promote good and minimize harm. This compels us to engage in health promotion and disease prevention activities.
  5. Must accurately record in the dental treatment record and prevent any attempt to alter an entry. If an error is made during the entering of information into the record, then it should be acknowledged as an entry and the correct information entered.

5 True/False questions

  1. Effective communicationEssential to maintain good patient relations, minimize misunderstanding between the provider and the patient to prevent unrealistic expectations.


  2. Beneficenceto provide services in a manner that protects all clients and minimizes harm to them and others involved in their treatment.


  3. Complaints commonly filed against dental hygienistsPractice without a license, performance of procedures beyond the role of practice, substance abuse or dependency, practice while under the influence, performance of duties outside required supervision.


  4. Societal Trustwritten by a legislative branch of government


  5. Veracityoccurs when a beliveable threat to harm with no bodily contact is expressed


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