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MedLaw&Ethics Final

Final Loose Ends for Med Law and Ethics

court-awarded payment to make up for loss of income and pain and suffering Compensatory damages
any injuries caused by the defendant, usually a monetary award is given as compensation damages
doing an act or performing a duty feasance
the deliberate concealment of the facts from another person for unlawful or unfair gain fraud
performing an illegal act malfeasance
professional misconduct or demonstration of an inreasonable lack of skill with the result of injury,loss or damage to the patient malpractice
the improper performance of an otherwise proper or lawful act misfeasance
an unintentional action that occurs when a person either performs or fails to perform an action that a "reasonable person" would or would not have performed in a similar situation negligence
a slight or token payment awarded by the court nominal charges
the failure to perform an action when it is necessary nonfeasance
a monetary award by a court to a person who has been harmed in a malicious and willful way, meant to punish the offender punitive damages
duty, dereliction, direct cause, damages the four D's of negligence
neglect, as in neglect of duties dereliction
a postmortem examination of organs and tissues to determine the cause of death autopsy
a public health officer who holds an investigation if a person's death is from an unknown or violent cause coroner
enforces the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 Drug Enforcement Administration
enforces drug sales and distribution Food and Drug Administration
major events in a person's life, such as live births, deaths, marriages vital statistics
disease-producing microorganisms transmitted by means of blood and body fluids containing blood bloodborne pathogens
Investigates fraud in federal programs Office of Inspector General
questionable practices inconsistent with medical or business practices (not intentional) abuse
semen, vaginal secretions, amniotic fluid, saliva in dental procedures, to name a few other potentially infectious material
requires regulation of laboratories that test human samples CLIA
simple tests such as urine dipstick CLIA waived tests
requires disclosure for any finance charges for payment plans of 5 or more installments Truth in Lending Act
prohibits threats and harassment when collecting payments Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
If credit is given to one patient, it must be given to all Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Created by: Kirkster