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Administer To give medication
Administrative law Establishes agencies that are given to power to make laws and enact regulations
Alernate Dispute Resolution An alternative to trial that encourages the parites to settle the differences out in court
Arbitration A form of dispute resolution that allows the neutral party to settle the dispute
Civil Law Law related to actions between individuals
Common Law Refers to laws developed in england anf france and borught to the united states by the early settlers
Constitutional Law consists of laws that are made by the constitution of the united states or individual states
Contract Law Law that refers to agreements between individuals and entities that are binding
Criminal Law Law related to wrongs committed againist the welfare and safety of society as a whole
Defendant Person who defends actions brought to litigation
Deposition Oral testimony given be by an individual with a court reporter and attorneys for both sides
Discovery The time in which both parties are allowed access to all information and evidence related toms case follows the subpoena process
Durable power of attorney for health care Legal form allows a designated person to act on another's behalf in regard to health care choices
Emancipated minor Persons under age 18 years old who are financially responsible for themselves and free parental care
Expert witness Individual with highly specialized knowledge and skills in a particular area who testifies to a standard of care
Expressed contract Written or verbal contract that specially describes what each party in the contract will do
Felony A serious crime such as murder larceny thefts of large sums of money assault and rape
Implied consent Consent implied by health care member
Incompetence Legally a person who is insane, inadequate, or not an adult
Informed consent Consent given by the patient who is made aware of any procedure to be performed, its risk expected outcomes and alternatives
Libel False a malicious writing about another constituting a defamation of character
Litigation Court action
Malpractice Professional negligence
Bioethics Branch of medical ethics concerned with moral issues resulting from high technology and sophisticated medical research
Ethics defined in terms of what is morally right and wrong
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