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med law and ethics

TermDefinition
Agent A person with the legal right to speak/act on behalf of another.
Breach The breaking or violation of a law, promise, contract, or duty.
Civil law The laws of a state or nation which deal with the enforcement of civil rights.
Common law Unwritten law that is based on customs or court decisions.
Criminal law Laws that pertain to crime and it's punishments.
doctrine of respondeat superior " The Law of Agency"
Ethics A set of behavioral/moral standards formed by a particular group or profession which attempts to govern actions or behaviors of the members of that group
Good samaritan law Laws exempting physicians and other medical professionals from liability for treatment given in accident cases
Felony A crime more serious than a misdemeanor
grievance committee Group established by local medical society who hear and investigate complaints about physicians.
Implied consent To give consent by inference or action but with out the express statement
informed consent to give consent, having full knowledge of the matter at hand and the dangers that may be involved
Medical Practice acts State laws which govern the methods and requirements to gain a license to practice medicine
Morbidity the relative incidence to disease
principles of medical ethics Ten sections code conduced by AMA in 1957
reciprocity The acceptance of one states standard as at least equal to or superior to their own
Revocation The cancellation or summoning back of a license
Statute Any written law
tort A civil wrong.
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