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taking narcotics from the pharmacy by a pharmacy technician is a violation of
a medication is order to be mixed in 1000cc of IV fluid for administration. If a nurse injects the medication directly into a patient's vein in error, he/she could be guilty of
Mr. Jones goes to a medical office with chest pain. The physician orders an antacid and does not do an EKG. That night, Mr. Jones dies from a heart attack. The doctor could be charged with
An EMT is charged with battery. What did the EMT do?
treated a victim, even though the victim refused treatment
Dr. Smith asks Bobbie, a medical assistant, to help a patient, Mr. Jones, to his car in a wheelchair. On the way to the car, Bobbie accidentally runs into Mrs. Jones, knocking her down. Mrs. Jones suffers a broken hip and files a lawsuit. Who is identified in the lawsuit at the agent?
A dental assistant tells her friends that a hygienist she works with has a drinking problem. If this is not true, the assistant could be guilty of
Jan Shevlin goes to the laboratory for blood work. She cooperates with the phlebotomist by extending her arm to have blood drawn. What kind of agreement did the phlebotomist have with this patient?
An angry patient writes a letter to the newspaper editor about a local psychologist. The allegations in the letter are clearly untrue and damaging to the psychologist's practice. The letter writer could be guilty of:
A patient with a legal disability cannot:
form a contract
Don is caring for his elderly mother. He could be charged with psychological abuse if he:
threatens to lock in her room
Mark's elderly father has been losing weight, but tells Mark that his physician says he is fine. Mark is not so sure and wants to read a copy of his father's chart. Is that possible?
yes, but only if mark's father signs a release form.
What diagnosis must be reported to the proper authorities?
overdose of heroin
What safeguard should be used to protect the confidentiality of computerized medical records?
use of passwords
Daria has a legal disability. What can she legally do?
answer a doctor's questions
In legal terms, if a psychologist in a private practice is the principal, who is the agent?
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