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9 Cards in this Set

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Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Patient Records consent
A federal statute that protects patients with histories of substance abuse regarding the release of information about treatment.
doctrine of informed consent
The legal basis for informed consent, usually outlined in a state's medical practice acts.
doctrine of professional discretion
A principle under which a physician can exercise judgment as to whether to show patients who are being treated for mental or emotional conditons their records.
fiduciary duty
A physician's obligation to his or her patient, based on trust and confidence.
Good Samaritan Acts
State laws protecting physicians and sometimes other health care practitioners and laypersons from charges of negligence or abandonment if they stop to help the victim of an accident or other emergency.
medical record
A collection of data recorded when a patient seeks medical treatment.
National Organ Transplant Act
Passed in 1984, a statute that provides grants to qualified organ procurement organizations and established an Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
A 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.
Permission from a patient, either expressed or implied, for something to be done by another.