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law and ethics
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true or false? the medical assistant must understand the legal system
addresses the rule and statutes that define wrongdoings against the community as a whole.
what can crimes be classified as ?
an instance in which someone threatens to cause harm to an individual.
true or false? battery is intentional touching or the use of force in a harmful manner without the individuals consent.
true or false? civil law is not applied most often in medical malpractice cases.
a person that is being sued or accused of a crime in a court of law.
subject matter must be legal
health care professionals have a _____ they are expected to follow while performing professional duties.
standard of care
how many types of consents are there in the clinical setting ?
informed consent and implied consent
true or false? medical records do not contain documented medical information that may be used for many different reasons.
indicates to the medical staff not to return the patient's heart to normal rhythm if it stops or is beating unevenly.
orders allow organs or body parts from a healthy person to be transferred to people who need them
organ and tissue donation
what does "hippaa" mean?
health insurance portability and accountability
what does "csa" mean ?
controlled substances act
an action that wrongly causes harm to an individual but is not a crime and is dealt with in a civil court
true or false? slander is not verbal defamation
true or false? libel is written defamation
what are the "four D's of negligence" ?
- a duty existed
- there was dereliction
- the misconduct of the defendant was the direct cause of the injury
- damages (usually substantial) occurred as a result of the misconduct
actions relate to actions that purposely intend to deceive someone
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