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Medical Law& Et.

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AGENT   a person with the legal right to speak/act on behalf of another.  
BREACH   The breaking or violating of a law, promise, contract or duty  
CIVIL LAW   The laws of a state or naton which deal with the enforcement of civil rights, disputes btw citizens, violatins of rights by one person to another  
CONFIDENTIAL RELATIONSHIP   a relationship in which one cannot reveal info. given to him by another w/o the express consent of the other, unless required by law.  
COMMON LAW   Unwritten law that is based on customs or court decisions  
CRIMINAL LAW   Laws that pertain to crime and punishments.  
DOCTRINE OF RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR   The law of agency, the doctor is the principle, you are his agent.  
ETHICS   A set of behavioral/moral standards formed by a particular group of profession which attempts to govern the actions or behavior of the members of that group.  
FELONY   A crime more serious than a misdemeanor.  
GOOD SAMARITAN LAW   Laws exempting physicians and other medical professionals from liability for treatment given in accident cases.  
GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE   Group established by the local medical society who hear and investiage complaints about physicians in the area regarding professional care or excessive fees charged  
IMPLIED CONSENT   To give consent by interference or action but w/o the express statement.  
INFORMED CONSENT   To give consent, having full knowledge of the matter at hand and the dangers that may be involved (written)  
MEDICAL PRACTICE ACTS   State laws which govern the methods and requirements in gaining a license to practice medicine. Includes what a physician can practice in his field and grounds for suspension or revocation of license.  
MORBIDITY   The relative incidence of disease  
PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL ETHICS   Ten section code condensed by the AMA in 1957 to aid the physician to individually and collectively maintain a high level of ethical conduct  
RECIPROCITY   The acceptance of one state's standards as at least equl to or superior to their own  
REVOCATION   The cancellation or summoning back of a license/act  
STATUTE   Any written law  
TORT   A civil wrong  


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