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Blinn Medical Legal

Paramedic Medical Legal

The range of duties and skills paramedics are allowed and expected to perform: Scope of practice
Tort law is a branch of this type of law: Civil law
These laws protect individuals who for example, stop at the scene of a wreck and attempt to help someone: Good Samaritan laws
This is defined as a deviation from accepted standards of care recognized by the law: Negligence
A legal obligation to perform care is: Duty to act
The second part of negligence that must be proven is: Breach of duty
The degree of care that would be expected by a similar paramedic under similar circumstances is: Standard of care
We operate in EMS under whose license? Medical Director
Releasing or discussing in public a patient's history or illness would be a violation of: Confidentiality
This occurs when a person makes an intentional false communication that injures another person's reputation or good name: Defamation
Injuring someone's character through writing: Libel
Injuring someone's character through spoken word: Slander
This type of consent is when the individual has given consent based on full disclosure of information. Informed consent
This type of consent is when the individual directly grants permission to treat them ( example being sticking out their arm): Expressed consent
An unconscious patient can be treated under what type of consent: Implied contest
This type of consent might be used for a patient under arrest who law enforcement officers determine need treatment: Involuntary consent
Usually a person under 18 years old is considered a: Minor
Terminating the paramedic/patient relationship without providing for continuing care is: Abandonment
Threatening to hit someone is considered: Assault
Unlawful touching of another individual without consent is: Battery
The minimum amount of force necessary to ensure the patient does not injury themselves or others is: Reasonable force
Taking someone to the hospital without their consent is considered: False imprisonment
If a person has this type of order, it is valid, and the patient is pulseless, the Paramedic should not begin care DNR
A legal document that allows a person to specify the kinds of medical treatment he wishes to receive is: Living will
The performance of a legal act that is harmful; example being a intubation tube placed in the esophagus, fails to confirm tube, and leaves the tube in place is): Misfeasance
Created by: jvrooman