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What is Assault?
deliberate attempt or verbal threats to touch without consent
What is Battery?
unauthorized touching of another person
Correct Way To Release Information
1.All information must be given out in writing
2.Patient must sign release form
3.Patient must name people whom that information will be released to
Examples of Malpractice
1. Post Operative Complications
2. Res ipsa loguitir- things speak for themselves.
What is Res ipsa loguitir
things speak for themselves.
What is Slander
oral remarks
What is Negligence
- is an act or failure to act as a reasonably prudent physician under the same or similar circumstances or that directly or approximately causes injury to a patient.
What is Malpractice?
negligent causing an injury or death
For example, in Coney Island surgery was performed on wrong side of the brain
What is Libel?
written statements, remarks, comments
Responsibilities of the Patient
1. Give accurate and complete information. I.e. Age and Weight
2. Follow treatment plan. I.e. taking complete cycle of antibiotics
Responsibilities of the MD
1.Use best judg when treating a patient
2.Preserve confidentiality
3.Refer pt when needed to another spec.
4.Be available. This includes but is not limited to:
Medical Assistant Role and Responsibility During Malpractice Law Suit
1.Subpoena- obligation for MA to show up in court with all required materials
2.Giving away information only truthful and only that which is necessary
Good Samaritan Law
Established in 1959. The purpose is to protect physicians (and all medical personnel) who give emergency care from liability and any civil damage
Confidentiality of the Patients Records
The chart belongs to the doctor à The information belongs to the patient.
Requirements for Releasing Patient Information
1. Never release original chart or pages (make copies)
2. Send Insurance Company only what they require. If they ask for the birth date of a patient only send the name and birth date. Do NOT give diagnoses information.
3. Never release information over the phone.
4. Never leave patient chart open
5. Never leave computer screen on
6. Always document information that is being released. For example, If you give the patient the time of the procedure, directions to the hospital, additional money they should have, bus number, taxi number, etc…write it in the chart!
7. Review the information for harm;
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, mental conditions. Those people MUST sign special/standard release of records form.
I. Administrative Responsibilities
1. Scheduling appointments
2. Preparing correspondence
3. Handle phone calls
4. Complete insurance forms
5. Obtain patients data
II. Clinical Responsibilities
1. Taking medical history
2. Obtaining vital signs
3. Assisting M.D. during procedures
4. Preparing and administering medications
III. General (Transdiciplinary
1.Treating all patients with compassion 2.Using medical terminology approp
3.Teaching methods of health promotion
4.Working as a team member
5.Maintaining patient confidentiality
6.Follow Federal, State, and Local laws
Code of Ethics for Medical Assistant
1.Service the patients with compassion, sensitivity, and patience
2.Respect confidential information
3.While working follow the honor and high standards of the profession and accept its discipline.
4.Continually seek improvement of knowledge and skills for benefit of patients and colleagues.
5.Participate in additional activities aimed toward improving the well being of the community.
6.Personal appearance, be on time, clean, appropriate uniforms, positive body language, be professional.