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Law & Ethics

law & ethics words SUMMER

DefinitionTerm
a person with the legal right to speak or act on behalf of another agent
the use of force or violence upon the person of another - treatment without consent battery
the breaking or violating of a law, promise, contract, or duty breach
the laws of a state or nation which deal with the enforcement of civil rights civil law
unwritten law that is based on customs or court decisions common law
a relationship in which one cannot reveal information given to him by another without the permission of the other unless required by law confidential relationship
negligence on the part of the plaintiff which if proximate cause of or contributes to patients injury contributory negiligence
laws that pertain to crime and its punishments criminal law
the accused; he who denies or defends against the accusations of another defendant
written testimony; under oath, in response to nterrogation deposition
the law of agency - the doctor is principle, you are his agent doctrine of respondeat superior
minor whose parents have surrendered all rights or claims in relation to him/her emancipated minor
a set of behavioral/moral standards ethics
a crime more serious than a misdemeanor felony
laws exempting physicians and other medical professionals from liability for treatment given in accident cses good Samaritan law
one entrusted by the law with the care of another guardian
to give consent by inference or action implied consent
to give consent in writing imformed consent
bound or obliged by the law, responsible liable
holding the place, a deputy or representative locum tenens
a crime less serious than a felony misdemeanor
the relative incidence of disease morbidity
not of sound mind, insane non compost mentis
the person who complains, he who brings suit plaintiff
ten section code condensed by the AMA to aid the physician to individually maintain a high level of ethics principles of medical ethics
the cause of the injury was closely related to the defendants negligence proximate cause
the acceptance of ones states standards as equal to their own reciprocity
an exception to the hearsay rule res gestae
the thing speaks for itself o obvious charge res ispa loquitur
the cancellation or summoning back of a license revoction
defamation of character by verbal statements slander
any written law statute
the order which you are required to bring books, documents, etc to produce as evidence subpoena duces tecum
a civil wrong tort
a person who is related with the performance of a crime accessory
Created by: a.adams