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Administer To instill a drug into the body of a patient.
Amendments to the Older Americans Act A 1987 federal act that defines elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, but does not deal with enforcement.
Autopsy A postmortem examination to determine the cause of death or to obtain physiological evidence, as in the case of a suspicious death.
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act A federal law passed in 1974 requiring physicians to report cases of child abuse and to try to prevent future cases.
Controlled Substances Act The federal law giving authority to the Drug Enforcement Administration to regulate the sale and use of drugs.
Coroner A public official who investigates and holds inquests over those who die from unknown or violent causes; he or she may or may not be a physician, depending upon state law.
Dispense To deliver controlled substances in some type of bottle, box, or other container to a patient.
Drug Enforcement Administration A branch of the U.S. Department of Justice that regulates the sale and use of drugs.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) A federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees drug quality and standardization and must approve drugs before they are released for public use.
Forensics A division of medicine that incorporates law and medicine and involves medical issues or medical proof at trials having to do with malpractice, crimes, and accidents.
Medical Examiner A physician who investigates suspicious or unexplained deaths.
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act A federal law passed in 1986 that created a no-fault compensation program for citizens injured or killed by vaccines, as an alternative to suing vaccine manufacturers and providers.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) A no-fault federal system of compensation for individuals or families of individuals injured by childhood vaccination.
Prescribe To issue a medical prescription for a patient.
Unborn Victims of Violence Act Also called Laci and Conner's Act, a federal law passed in 2004 that provides for the prosecution of anyone who causes injury to or the death of a fetus in utero.
Vital Statistics Numbers collected for the population of live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, divorces, induced terminations of pregnancy, and any change in civil status that occurs during an individual's lifetime.
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