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Carnegie Medico-Lega

Medico-Legal Term. Med.Law&Ethics (MA2014) what to know quiz1

"The Law of Agency" - The doctor is principle; you are his agent. Doctrine of Respondeat Superior
The laws of a state or nation which deal with the enforcement of civil rights. Disputes between citizens; violation of rights by one person to another. Civil Law
The relative incidence of disease. Morbidity
Any written law. Statute
The breaking or violating of a law; promise, contract or duty. Breach
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. Agent
Unwritten law that is based on customs or court decisions. Common Law
To give consent by inference or action but without the express statement. Implied consent
A civil wrong. Tort
The cancellation or summoning back of a license/act. Revocation
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. Ethics
A crime more serious than a misdemeanor. Felony
The acceptance of one state's standards as at least equal to or superior to their own. Reciprocity
To give consent, having full knowledge of the matter at hand and the dangers that may be involved (written). Informed Consent
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 the grounds for suspension or revocation of license. Medical Practice Acts
Laws exempting physicians and other medical professionals from liability for treatment given in accident cases. Good Samaritan Law
A relationship in which one cannot reveal information given to him by another without the express consent(permission) of the other, unless required by law. Confidential Relationship
Laws that pertain to crime and it's punishments. Criminal Law
Group established by the local medical society who hear and investigate complaints about physicians in the area regarding professional care or excessive fees charged. Grievance Committee
Ten section code condensed by the AMA in 1957 to aid the physician to individually and collectively maintain a high level of ethical conduct. Principles of Medical Ethics
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