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an act that violates criminal law


a lawsuit


either party directly involved in a lawsuit


one who initiates a lawsuit


a person who is being sued


a legal notice to a defendant in a lawsuit requiring his/her appearance in court at a certain place and time


a writ that commands a witness to appear at a trial and give a testimony

subpoena duces tecum

an order to appear in court with documents


final decision of the court in a lawsuit

medical arbitration panel

established to listen and to investigate patients' complaints about medical care and excessive fees


the breaking of a law, duty or promise

breach of duty

violation or omission of a legal or moral duty

invasion of privacy

violation of a person's right to have his/her name, photograph, or private affairs exposed or made public without consent

reasonable care

actions by a healthcare worker that are considered reasonable as compared to health care workers in the same field


lack of physical or mental fitness

false imprisonment

holding or detaining a person against his/her will


a legal statement of how an individual's propert will be divided after death


an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of some definite thing

Privileged communication

information given by the patient to medical personnell which cannot be disclosed without consent of the person who gave it


negligence by a professional person


the branch of study of moral isues, questions, and problems arising in the practice of medicine and in biomedical research


conduct, courtesy, and manners customary in the medical profession


defines right and wrong conduct

controlled substance act of 1970

requires a doctor who administers narcotics to be registered with the DEA and have a narcotics license


a rule of conduct made by a government body

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