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Medical record
a collection of data recorded when a patient seeks medical treatment
Doctrine of professional discretion
physician can exercise judgment as to whether to show patients who are being treated for mental or emotional conditions their records
Fiduciary duty
physician's duty to his or her patient based on trust and confidence
Confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse, patient records
protects patients with histories of substance abuse regarding the release of information about treatment
Consent
permission from a patient, either expressed or implied
Doctrine of informed consent
legal basis for informed consent, usually outlined in a state's medical practice acts
Good samaritan acts
protecting physicians and sometimes other health care practitioners and laypersons from charger of negligence or abandonment if the stop to help the victim of an accident or other emergency
Uniform anatomical gift act
national statute allowing individuals to donate their bodies or body parts after death for use in transplant surgery tissue banks or medical research or education
National organ transplant act
provides grants to qualified organ procurement organizations and established and organ procutment and transplantation network