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Law Liabilty and ethics for medical office professionals

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litigious
to engage in lawsuits
liability insurance
designed to cover a policyholderfor acts or omissions for which he or she may be legally obligated
medical malpractice
medical professional misconduct which differs from negligence because it is performed by a licensed medical professional
risk management
the practice of considering the risk of actions taken and taking steps to minimize the risk associated with them
mental incapacity
a condition in which a person lacks reasoning facilities to understand ordinary concerns or to competently
vicariously liable
legally obligated in place of someone else
respondeat superior
an employer is vicariously liable for the behavior of an employee working with in his or her scope of employment
negligence
failure to act with reasonable and prudent care
agent
one you has authority to act on behalf of another
due care
the doctor posses the qulification and training to have provide comptent medical care for the patient
requires the doctor to provide comptent office personnel
independent contractor
one who is self employed but working under someone for specific tasks
procedures manual
a refererence handbook explaining the procedures to be followed when performing a task by which a legal right may be enforced
standard care
the degree of care that a reasonable person should exercise under the same or similar circumstances
layperson
one who does not having training in a specific profession
reasonable person
a prudent person whose behavior would be considered appropriate under the circumstances
statues or statutory guidelines
legislative enactments defining legal rights and responsibilities
scope of practice
the boundaries of acceptable diagonsis and treatment by nurses physicians and a variety of mid-level medical professionals
mid-level provider
serve to extend the physicians ability to render care for patients
registration
boards at a national or state leve
certification
a record of being qualified to perform certain acts after passing an examination given by an accredited professional organization