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Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Patient Records A federal statute that protects patients with histories of substance abuse regarding the release of information about treatment.
Consent Permission from a patient, either expressed or implied, for something to be done by another. For example, consent is required for a physician to examine a patient, to perform tests that aid in diagnosis, and/or to treat for a medical condition.
Doctrine of Informed Consent The legal basis for informed consent, usually outlined in a state's medical practice acts.
Doctrine of Professional Discretion A principle in which a physician can choose whether or not to show patients who are being treated for mental or emotional conditions their records. Depends on whether, in the physician's judgment, such patients would be harmed by viewing records.
Fiduciary Duty A physician's obligation to his or her patient, based upon trust and confidence.
Good Samaritan Acts State laws protecting physicians and sometimes other health care practitioners and laypersons from charges of negligence or abandonment if they stop to help the victim of an accident or other emergency.
Health Information Technology (HIT) The application of information processing, involving both computer hardware and software, that deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing, and use of health care information, data, and knowledge for communication and decision making.
Medical Record A collection of data recorded when a patient seeks medical treatment.
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