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abandonment
withdrawing a patients medical or dental care without providing sufficient notice to the patient
administration of law
a branch of lat that includes regulations developed by government agencies
assault
a willful attempt or threat to inflict injury; intentional display of force to cause fear
assignment
classification of delegation or management by a dds or dh or da; used in some jurisdictions; dds need not be present
battery
offensive touching of a person without the persons consent wchich results in bodily harm
beyond a reasonable doubt
highest level of proof required; necessary for guilty verdict in a jury case
civil law
law concerned with civil or private matters. not criminal matters; includes tors and contract agreements
collaborative practice
model of OH care delievery in which the DH provides edu., assessment, prev., clinical, therau. services without supervision
consideration
in contract law; something of value provided as part of an agreement
contract law
the area of law that includes an enforcable agreement or obligation bw 2 or more persons
damages
monetary compensation awarded to a person who suffered loss or injury to their person, property, rights;sum of money
deciet
a descriptive misrepresentation to trick another; untrue statement
deformation of charachter
published statement that injurs a persons reputation
defendant
in civil cases, the person or organization that is sued; in criminal cases, the person being sued
dental practice act
a single law, or compelation of laws that regulatedthe practice of dentistry, DH, or DA
direct supervision
classification of delegation by DDS; involed exam/diagnose by DDS; DDS exam b4 & after prophy
duty
obligation or responsibility
express contract
when both parties agree to the terms of an agreement
false imprisonment
intentional, illegal detention or unjustified restraint of ones liuberty, freedom or motion
fraud
deception or misrepresentation with intent to harm another or deprive them of their rights
general supervision
a classification of delegation by DDS may require DDS exam/diagnose for a procedure to be completed
implied contract
agreement inferred by the signs, inaction, or silence of a patient
implied duties
a respnsibility of a provider to a patient or patient to a provider that is not specifically writen or stated but is infered by actions or status
indirect supervision
class of delegation by DDS require exam/diagnose by DDS for procedure to be completed, DDS must be on premisis
informed consent
an act providing approroate info to obtain understanging by pt redauring TX, risk, outcome, reason, and Q&A opportunity
intentional tort
a civil wrong that occurs when an individual intended the results of an action or actions
laws
a body of rules of action or conduct, prescribed by a governinmental authority, that has a binding legal force
libel
false or injurious written statements or materials, including photo/video, that are maliciously published
national practitioner data bank
created to encourage state board/hospital/health care entity to identify/discipline those w unprofessional behavior so they dont continue"
negligence
failure to perform professional duties to an accepted standard of care; carelessness
plaintiff
person who indicates a lawsuit
preponderance of evidence
level of proof required to be successful in a civil action; jury mustbe 50% certain
slander
false oral statements or gestures
standard of care
the ordinary skill and care expected of a reasonable, prudent practitioner
statute of limitations
the period that a patient has to file a lawsuit
technical battery
when a health carer provider exceeds the provided patient consent
tort law
the division of law that covers an act that resukts in harm to another
tresspass
the act of going on anothers property without expressed or implied consent
unintentional tort
a civil wront that occursa when an individual does not intend the results of the action
unsupervised practice
tx of a pt of record by a DH wout a DDS on premisis