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HCP CH6 Law & Ethics

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Permission from a patient for something to be done by another
consent
Judged by the court to be insane, senile, mentally challenged.
mentally incompetent
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIPAA
Protects health care practitioners and laypersons from charges of negligence
Good Samaritan acts
A collection of data recorded when a patient seeks medical treatment.
medical record
Minors living away from home and responsible for their own support.
emancipated minors
Protects patients with histories of substance abuse regarding the release of information about treatment
Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
The application of information processing involving both computer hardware and software that deals with storage, retrieval, and sharing information.
health information technology (HIT)