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Chapter 6: Medical and legal issues
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the act of terminating medical care with out legal excuse.
regulations developed by a government agency to provide details about the function and process of the law.
a legal document on what should be done to ones health if they are unable to make medical decisions.
creating apprehension, unauthorized handling and treatment of a pt.
physical contact with a person without consent and without legal justification.
breach of duty
a breach of a personal duty to act.
an area of law that deals with private complaints brought by one person.
law that comes from societal acceptance of customs and norms of behavior over time.
damage awarded in lawsuit that may include medical damages.
a type of law in which the federal, state, or local government prosecutes individual for violating laws.
pts ability to make their own health care decisions.
saying something untrue about a person
a medical provider who provides a certain type of health care.
testimonies taken under oath in places other than a courtroom
duty to act
the duty of a party to take necessary actions to prevent harm to another person.
the state of being legally released from parental control.
verbal or written consent to treat.
intentional and unjustifiable detention of a person.
good Samaritan law
state laws that are passed to encourage people to help others in an emergency situation without fear of litigation
the presumption that an unconscious or incompetent person would consent to lifesaving care.
consent obtained from a pt after all facts necessary.
a set of questions about a lawsuit that is answered in consultation with the party's lawyer.
invasion of privacy
the release, without legal cause, of details about a pts private life.
treatment granted by authority of law.
laws made by legislative branches of the government
making false statements about a person through writing(e.g. writing through mass media).
performing a wrongful or unlawful act
liability insurance carried by health care professionals.
the requirement by law that health care professionals report certain types of cases such as abuse and neglect
care that deviates from accepted standards of practice.
medical practice act
a law that governs the practice of medicine.
performing a legal act in a manner that is harmful of injurious
failure to use such care as reasonably prudent ems personal.
failure to perform a required act of duty.
protected health information (PHI)
any information about health status
proof that a negligent act or lack of action caused in injury or worsened a preexisting injury.
damages awarded in lawsuit that may be in excess of compensable damages.
legal restrictions by a government authority
scope of practice
the range of duties a paramedic can perform
an agreement to accept an amount of money in exchange for a promise not to pursue a legal claim
making false verbal statements about a person
standard of care
a measure of competence of a personal
formal written enactments of a legislative authority that governs a state, city, or county.
a formal record of questions and answers that may be used during trial.
one person is liable for the negligent actions of another person.
what are two ways to protect yourself from legal problems?
Appropriate assessment and care, accurate and complete documentation.
What's another word for civil law and what does it deal with?
tort and private complaints.
List 3 mandatory reporting requirements?
Elder abuse, child abuse or neglect, spouse abuse, sexual abuse, gunshot and stab wounds, animal bites.
what are the four elements needed to prove negligence?
duty to act, breach of duty, damages, proximate cause.
what are 4 legal complications related to consent?
abandonment, false imprisonment, assault, and battery
What are the four types of consent?
informed, expressed, implied, and invouluntary.
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