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Med. Law/Ethics #1

Quiz 1 Medical Law and Ethics Terminology

Agent A person with the legal right to speak/act on behalf of another. The person is legally responsible for the actions and/or statements made by the agent on his behalf.
Breach The breaking or violating of a law, promise, contract or duty.
Civil Law The laws of a state or nation which deal with the enforcement of civil rights. Disputes between citizens; violation of rights of one person to another.
Common Law Unwritten law that is based on customs or court decisions.
Confidential Relationship A relationship in which one cannot reveal information given to him by another without the express consent of the other, unless required by law.
Criminal Law Laws that pertain to crime and it's punishments.
Doctrine of Respondeat Superior "The Law of Agency"- The doctor is principle; you are his agent.
Ethics a set of behavioral/moral standards formed by a particular group or 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 investigate complaints about physicians in the area regarding professional care of excessive fees charged.
Implied Consent To give consent by inference or action but without 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 (specialty) and grounds for suspension or revocation of license.
Morbidity The relative incidence of disease.
Principles of Medical Ethics Ten section code codensed 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 equal 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: charndoug