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test bank ch 3-5

the purpose of the medical practice acts is tp protect the
the medical practice acts are established by
the state legislature
the medcial practice acts
all of the above
the board of examiners in each state grants licensure through
all of the above
requirements for medcial licensure may include
A) proof of successfully completed approved internship/residency program
B) information about any past convictions or history of drugs alcohol abuse
successful complrtion of the national board medical examination(NBME) provides
reciprocity is the practice of
cooperation by which a state grants a license to practice medicine to a physician already licensed in another state
medicare/medicaid fraud, rape, murder, larceny, and narcotics convictions are examples of crimes that could lead to
a license being revoked
an example of a person practicing without a medical license is
a licensed practical nurse signing RN
a voluntary process in which an agency requests an official review of its operation is called
accreditation of allied health educational programs id provided by
the ordinary skill and care that medical practitioners must use is called
standard of care
the provision of information to a patient that reasonable person would want before making a decision about treatment is
prudent person rule
confidentiality involves
disclosing private information about a person to a third party only when a patient's written consent is given
the period of time that a patient has to file a lawsuit is the
statute of limitation
an adult who acts in the court on behalf of a child in litigation is called
guardian ad litem
let the master answer refers to
the employer who assumes responsibility for the actions of employees
guidelines for the practice of a profession are called
scope of practice
the ultimate decision for healthcare rest with the
the purpose of a chain of command for healthcare decisions is to
provide decision making by the most qualified person
insurance coverage of employees who handle financial statements, records and cashed is called
the practice used to control or minimize the incidence of problem behavior that might result in injury to to patients and employees is
risk management
a physician practicing in a veteran's administration hospital
may hold a valid license from any state
complaints about a physicians from patients, employees, or other physicians
B) are handled by the state board of registration
C) are handled by state board of examiners
the contract for services with a physician includes
all of the above
physicians may
A) refuse to treat patients expect in emergencies
C) withdraw from a contract if the patient is uncooperative
an increase in malpractice insurance premiums has caused
physician to charge more services than in the past
a physician can turn away patients that
they have not agreed to treat
an indigent patient is one who
is unable to pay for medical care
abandonment can be avoided by
giving formal notice of withdrawal from a case
infections responsible for life-threatening illness in the AIDS patient are called
opportunistic infections
the physician who believes that his or AIDS patient may place in jeopardy the health of others has an ethical obligation to
persuade the patient to inform his or her partner
testing for HIV first requires
the patient's informed consent
a repot of HIV or AIDS diagnosis must be completed by the
patient confidentiality does not apply in the case of
life or safety of the patient
medical ethicists currently encourage healthcare providers to
B) focus on the consequences of an action whille protecting the patient
C) apply the principles of justice
the patient has a right to
all of the above
minor children may receive life-saving treatment
even though the parents refuse
a breach of confidentiality is considered unethical and legal and is prohibited by
confidential information that has been told to a physician by the patient is called
privileged communication
a statement of the patient's intentions for health??? care -related decisions is called
advance directives
a patient request to either use or not use life-sustaining treatments and artificial nutritional support is
living will
the authority of health care agent to act on behalf of the patient
continues even if the patient is physically or mentally incapacitated
a minor is one who
A) is less then 18 years of age(in most states)
B) is not considered completent to give consent for most treatments
the patients's signature on a informed consent form indicates
all of the above
patients who indicateby their behavior that they will accept a procedure are providing
implied consent
exceptions to obtaining consent may include
commonly known risks
refusal for medical or surgical treatment by the patient must be honored if
all of the above
one of the bestways to preventmedical errors is for the patient to
be a better informed consumer of medical services