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Chapter 1

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Certification
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
Layperson
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
License
a license indicated that holder meets the state's basic minimum qualification for a particular occupation
Litigious
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.
Negligence
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
Registration
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