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PHM1140 De More1

PHM1140 Law & Ethics for Pharmacy Techs, Intro to Law, Chapter 1, De More

Administrative Law body of law governing the administrative agencies created by Congress or State legislatures (ex: OSHA)
appeal legal process in which a case is brought to a higher court to review the decision of a lower court
case law a system of law based on judges' decisions and legal precedents, rather than on statutes; judges can interpret statutory law or apply common law
common law system of law derived from decisions of judges rather than from constitutions or statutes
contract law system of law that pertains to agreements between two or more parties
criminal law the body of law that defines criminal offenses against the public
felony an offense punishable by imprisonment or death in a state or federal prison for more than one year
jurisdiction the power and authority given to a court to hear a case and make a judgement
law a rule of conduct or procedure established by a custom, agreement or authority
legal precedent a legal principle created by a court decision that provides an example for judges deciding similar issues later
MALfeasance the execution of an unlawful or improper act (ex: prescribing medications when not licensed to do so)
MISfeasance the improper performance of an act (not using sterile technique when prepping an IV, causing infection)
misdemeanor crimes punishable by fine or imprisonment in a facility other than a prison for less than one year)
negligence a type of unintentional tort alleged when one may have performed or failed to perform and act that a reasonable person would or would not have done in a similar circumstance
NONfeasance the failure to act when there is a duty to act, as a reasonably prudent person would in similar circumstances (failing to scan a barcode on a drug)
statute of limitations period of time established by state law during which a lawsuit or criminal proceeding may be filed
statutory law law that is prescribed by legislative enactments; aka legislative law
tort a private wrong or injury, other than a breach of contract, for which the court will provide a remedy
Four sources of law Constitution & the Bill of Rights (constitutional law); Legislative Branch of Gov (statutory or legislative law); Executive Branch (administrative law); Judicial Branch (common or case law)
Four D's of negligence duty, dereliction, direct cause, damages
Created by: MrsAFlaherty



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