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Desertion ; refusal to to treat a patient without notice.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Legislation passed by congress in 1990 to end discrimination against people with disabilities
Threat of touching a person with out consent.
According to the law, the actual touching of another individual without consent.
breach of contract
breaking a contract
Law related to actions and circumstances between individuals; civil law can be broken into contract law and tort law.
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
a contract, written or verbal, that describes what each party in the contract will do
Although diffrent from person to person , ethics are what is morally right or wrong.
The care that any reasonable and prudent dental care personnel would do in the same circumstances
Dental Practice Act
State regulations that describe legal restrictions and controls on the dentist, the hygienist, and other dental assistants
The laws governing dentistry
defamation of character
causing injury to another's reputation, name, or character; can be verbal or written
law related to wrongs committed against the welfare and safety of society as a whole
Wrongful act that results in injury to one person by another
The failure to excercise the standard care that a reasonable person would exercise in similar circumstances.
Incorrect or negligent treatment given to a patient by doctor ,dentist, or health care provider.
Agreement by the patient to the procedure that is about to be performed after being told of the procedure ,risks involved ,expected outcomes, and alternative treatments; patients acknowledge their understanding and acceptance by signing.
A contract implemented by actions, not words
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