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Laws/ legal responsibilities formulated for protection of _____________
Society
self
employer
patient/client
Civil law
Legal relationships between people; protection of person's rights
Criminal law
wrongs against a person, property, society
health care mainly affected by
civil law
criminal law can apply involving
contracts/torts
Criminal laws include
Practicing without required license, Misuse of narcotics, theft, murder
Must know an follow state laws, regulations
failure to meet legal responsibilities, can result in legal action against you and your employer
Torts
wrongful acts not involving contracts
malpractice
professional negligence; failure to use degree of skill, learning expected; results in injury, loss, damage
Negligence
failure to give care normally expected; results in injury
assault and battery
threat
Assualt
attempt to injure
battery
unlawful touching without consent
invasion of privacy
unnecessarily exposing individual; revealing personal information without consent
False imprisonment
restraining/ restricting individual's freedom
Defamation
false statements causing ridicule
Slander
damaging reputation spoken
libel
damaging reputation, written
abuse
any care resulting in physical harm, pain, mental anguish;
true
true of false?
contract laws also affect health care
contract
agreement between two or more parties
Three parts of a contract
Offer
acceptance
consideration
false
health care contracts are not expressed or implied
implied
obligations are understood without veryablly expressed terms
expressed
stated in clear, distinct language; oral or written
agent
someone working under the control of another
principle
employer
privileged communications
important aspect of legal responsibilities; comprises all info given to health care personnel by patient
ethics
set of principles relating to what is morally right or wrong
patient bill of right
reconized/ honored by many health care facilities