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Medical Law& Et.

AGENT a person with the legal right to speak/act on behalf of another.
BREACH The breaking or violating of a law, promise, contract or duty
CIVIL LAW The laws of a state or naton which deal with the enforcement of civil rights, disputes btw citizens, violatins of rights by one person to another
CONFIDENTIAL RELATIONSHIP a relationship in which one cannot reveal info. given to him by another w/o the express consent of the other, unless required by law.
COMMON LAW Unwritten law that is based on customs or court decisions
CRIMINAL LAW Laws that pertain to crime and punishments.
DOCTRINE OF RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR The law of agency, the doctor is the principle, you are his agent.
ETHICS A set of behavioral/moral standards formed by a particular group of profession which attempts to govern the actions or behavior of the members of that group.
FELONY A crime more serious than a misdemeanor.
GOOD SAMARITAN LAW Laws exempting physicians and other medical professionals from liability for treatment given in accident cases.
GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE Group established by the local medical society who hear and investiage complaints about physicians in the area regarding professional care or excessive fees charged
IMPLIED CONSENT To give consent by interference or action but w/o the express statement.
INFORMED CONSENT To give consent, having full knowledge of the matter at hand and the dangers that may be involved (written)
MEDICAL PRACTICE ACTS State laws which govern the methods and requirements in gaining a license to practice medicine. Includes what a physician can practice in his field and grounds for suspension or revocation of license.
MORBIDITY The relative incidence of disease
PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL ETHICS Ten section code condensed by the AMA in 1957 to aid the physician to individually and collectively maintain a high level of ethical conduct
RECIPROCITY The acceptance of one state's standards as at least equl to or superior to their own
REVOCATION The cancellation or summoning back of a license/act
STATUTE Any written law
TORT A civil wrong
Created by: d.holifield