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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

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