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Law Rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority.
Criminal Law Deals with offenses against all citizens.
Civil Law Deals with legal relationships between people.
Tort It can be defined as a civil wrong committed against a person or property excluding breach of contract.
Assault Any willful attempt or threat to injure another person with the apparent ability to do so.
Battery Unlawful touching of another person without consent.
Defamation of Character Damaging a person’s name and reputation by making public statements that are false and malicious.
Libel If the information released is written.
False Imprisonment Restraining an individual or restricting an individual’s freedom.
Slander If the information released is spoken.
Invasion of Privacy Unnecessary exposure of an individual or revealing personal information about an individual without consent.
Abuse Any care that results in physical harm, pain, or mental anguish.
Physical Abuse Hitting, forcing persons against their will, restraining movements, depriving of food or H2O, or not providing physical care.
Verbal Abuse Talking harshly, swearing or shouting, teasing, ridiculing, intimidating a person.
Sexual Abuse Any unwanted sexual touching or act.
Negligence Failure to take reasonable precautions to protect others from the risk of harm.
Malpractice Interpreted as “bad practice” and includes providing improper or unprofessional treatment or care that results in injury to the patient.
Informed Consent The patient or client understands the reason for treatment.
Medical Record A legal document and may be subpoenaed as evidence in court.
Created by: Mackey1