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a record of being qualified to perform certain acts after passing an examination given by an accredited professional organization

Due Care

duty to have adequate regard for another person

Independent contractor

one who is self-employed, working under someone for specific tasks


one who does not have training in a specific profession.

Liability Insurance

insurance designed to cover a policyholder for acts or omissions for which he or she may be legally obligated


a license indicated that holder meets the state's basic minimum qualification for a particular occupation


prone to engage in lawsuits

Medical Malpractice

medical professional misconduct.

Mental Incapacity

a condition in which a person lacks reasoning faculties to understand ordinary concerns or to act competently.


failure to act with reasonable and prudent care

Procedures Manual

a reference handbook explaining the procedures to be followed when performing a task by which a legal right may be enforced

Reasonable Person

a prudent person, whose behavior would be considered appropriate under the circumstances

Respondeat Superior

an employer is vicariously liable for the behavior of an employee working within his or her scope of employment


placement of a name on a list as qualified for a profession; may require special testing

Standard of Care

the degree of care that a reasonably prudent person should exercise under the same or similar circumstances

Vicariously Liable

legally obligated in place of someone else

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