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Mod 1A MOP Ch. 2

Medical Ethics, Law and Compliance

Ethics The standards of conduct that grow out of one's understanding of right and wrong.
Bioethics The branch of ethics of medical treatment, technology and procedures.
Moral Values The concept of what is good, and professional behavior by the words such as compassion, honesty, honorable and responsibility.
Etiquette Behaviors that mark courteous treatment of others.
Medical Practice Acts Laws each state governs the practice of medicine within its own borders.
Licensure The license to practice medicine.
Who grants licensure? By a board established in each state.
How often does a provider have to renew their license Annually or every other year.
A license permits a provider to practice medicine in any U.S. State. True or False False- Licenses must be received in each individual state.
Narcotics Registration A requirement of any physician who will have occasion to presribe or dispense drugs.
Who grants the registration permit? DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency)
What is a registration A permit to prescribe or dispense drugs.
Implied Consent Routine treatment only.
Express Consent Complicated procedures such as surgery, diagnostic tests and x-ray treatments. In writing or orally.
Informed Consent The patient has had the illness or problem explained by the physician in simple, understandable terms.
Durable Power of Attorney Giving someone else (of the patient's choosing), the right to make decisions for the patient.
When does a contract between physician and patient start? When the patient goes to the physician for care. The contract is implied.
Liability Legal responsibility
Defensive Medicine Physicians order additional tests and follow-up visits to confirm a diagnosis or treatment result to protect themselves from lawsuits brought on by patients.
Malpractice Improper care or treatment of a patient by a physician, hospital etc.
Termination The right of a physician to end the patient/physician relationship when a patient does not follow treatment instructions.
Abandonment A physicians failure to continue furnishing care for a patient without warning.
Assault Clear threat of injury to another.
Battery Bodily contact without permission.
Litigation A lawsuit
Summons A written notice sent to the person being sued ordering them to answer the charges made.
Contributory Negligence A patients refusal to have tests, x-rays, or vaccinations or failure to follow physicians instructions.
Settlement An agreement between the plaintiff and the physician's insurance company so the case does not have to go to court.
Arbitration The process where a person hears all evidence and mediates to resolve the dispute or make decisions if either side cannot agree.
Arbitrator The person who hears all evidence and mediates to resolve the dispute or make decisions if either side cannot agree.
Statute of Limitations A law that sets a time limit for initiating litigation.
Good Samaritan Act Protects a physician from liability for civil damages that may arise as a result of providing emergency care.
Compliance Adherence to rules and regulations.
Exceptions to confidentiality Births, Deaths, Abuse of a child, Injuries as a result of violence, occupational illnesses, communicable diseases, food poisoning.
Created by: ROSSMIBOA