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chapter 3 vocab

abandonment Failure to continue to provide medical care to a patient without proper notification
ACT A bill or measure that has become law
advocate a person who intercedes on another person's behalf
Atribution a formal process whereby the parties to a dispute agree to submit to the decision of a new nutrial party
Assumption of Risk A defense to a lawsuit that establishes that the plaintiff assumed the risk of whatever caused the injury
autonomy Ability to make independent decisions without constraint or coercion by others
Benifience acting in the best possible way; performing good deeds
Bill a proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration
Case law law established by the outcome of former cases
Civil Law A law that governs relationships and interactions between individuals and groups
Cloning Producing genetically identical cells or individuals artificially
Common Law Unwritten body of law based on general custom
comparitive negligence a defense to to a lawsuit that establishes a percentage of responsibility for injury on the part of the plaintiff
contingency A condition that must be met before a contract is binding
controlled substance A drug that has the potential for addiction and abuse
crime an offense in violation of a law that prohibits or requires certain behavior
Criminal Law Law that regulates offenses against the public welfare
Defendant the person or group the action witch is being brought to the court of law
Deposition testimony given under oath to a officer of the court before trial
do not resuscitate order A medical order signed by a physician that relieves health care personnel from the obligation to resuscitate a patient who stops breathing or whose heart stops
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the federal agency that enforces the controlled substances act of 1970
duty Commitment to act in a certain way
emancipated minor Person younger than 18 years of age with the rights of an adult including the ability to consent to medical care
embezzlement The fraudulent appropriation of funds or property of an employer or client
Ethics the branch of knowledge that deals with standards of behavior or beliefs
felony A serious crime punishable by death or imprisonment
fidelity faithfulness
fraud intentional deception resulting in injury or loss
gene therapy Giving patients new genes or parts of genes to treat a disease or condition
genetic engineering making, altering, or repairing genetic material
health care proxy A legal document that names an agent to make decisions about a person's medical care if he or she becomes unable to make wishes known
informed consent agreement to a medical procedure based on understanding of the procedure and it's possible consequences
larceny stealing another person's property or money without violence
liability legal responsibility
license Official permission to perform an activity or practice a profession
Licensure the process by which the state examines qualifications and gives permission to a individual or organization to engage in a profession or business
litigation the process of taking a lawsuit through the courts
living will a legal document that specifies the kind of medical treatment a patient wants or does not want if they become incapacitated
malfeasance A crime or wrongdoing that is illegal or contrary to official obligation
Malpractice Negligence by a professional
mature minor An individual younger than 18 with the maturity to provide informed consent for certain medical procedures
Mediation Negotiation by a third party to help two parties resolve a dispute
Medical durable power of attorney A written authorization to make health care decisions for a specified individual that is in effect if the individual becomes incapacitated
misdemeanor less serious crime
Misfeasance Performing a legal act in an improper way
negligence failure to act as a reasonably prudent person would in a similar situation
Nonfeasance failure to perform an act that should have been performed resulting in injury
Nonmalfeasance Ethical concept requiring that an action do no harm, or do less harm than good
Plaintiff the person or group that makes a complaint in a lawsuit
prescription An order to a pharmacist to dispense a supply of a medication
privledge a special immunity that protects against legal liability
prudent using care or common sense
Reciprocity Automatic issuing of a license in one state to the holder of a license in another state
Res Ipsa Loquitur A legal doctrine that assumes negligence because of the type of injury
right A claim that is expected to be honored
standard of care level of appropriate care required of a health professional
statute of limitations a law limiting the time period for beginning a lawsuit
Statutory Law law enacted by a legislative body
stem cells cells that have the capacity to develop into various types of body tissue
subpoena A court order for a witness to appear and give testimony
subpoena duces tecum a court order to produce documents or records
tort contract
veracity truthfulness
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