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Legal issues and laws (Chapter # 3)

QuestionAnswer
Touching a person without permission Battery. The patient has a right the patient has a rights sue you. It would be or a civil or criminal case.
Forcing or pressuring a patient to make a decision that may not be the patient's own choice. Coercion. The patient can sue you for your actions. You cannot coercion and assault (scare the patient about his injury) the patient. However, you must tell the patient about complications of his injury, if he decided refuse medical treat
The patient's rights to make decisions about tretment he does and does not want Autonomy
A court determinats who will have power of making decision about the patient's health treatment, if the patient cannot decided for himself. It is legal determination Competency
A legal document made by the patient. The patient decided (signing) who will make decisions about the patient's life, if the patient cannot do it himself. This document tells who will have a pover. Durable power of attorney for health care
A legal document made by the patient. The document gives power to the patient's doctor (physicians) end-life support of the patient. Usually, patients with life-treatment disease (such as, cancer) have this type of documents. Living will
Scope of practice It used by state licensing boards. It is the skills of education, training, and experience that EMT should have.
Four elements necessary to prove a claim of negligence 1. Duty to act. 2. Breach of duty. 3. Harm. 4. Causation
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA. It is the act that protect the patient's medical information.
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