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Emergency Medical Treatment Act
cannot deny anyone emergency medical treatment - prohibits patient dumping
American Disabilities Act
national mandate for eliminating descrimination
Patient Self-Determination Act
requires health care agencies to give patients written information about rights
living will
durable power of attorney
Living Will
gives instructions regarding medical care if the person becomes unable to make decisions regarding health care
Durable power of attorney
competent person name another individual to make decisions regarding health care choices in certain situation where they are unable to do so
HIPPA
protect patients privacy and confidentiality
Newborn and Mothers Health Promotion act
increases length of stay granted after childbirth

vaginal-48hrs
c section-96hrs
Good Samaritan Laws
protects healthcare workers from civil liabilities in emergency situations
Nurse Practice Act
protect patients and society
define scope of practice
identify minimal level of care
Liscencing
meet minimum competencies
education
NCLEX
good health & moral character
temp liscence
multistate compact
Unintentional Tort
negligence
malpractice
Intentional Tort
assault-places person in fear of harm
battery-acts on assault(physical)
false imprisionment
fraud
Invasion of privacy
Negligence
failure to use ordinary and reasonable care
Malpractice components
existence of a duty
breach of a duty
causation
damages
Ways to minimize malpractice risks
observe standards
avoid med errors
report/document
obtain informed consent
attend to safety
maintain confidentiality
provide education
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Professional liability insurance
if you are sued for malpractice your insurance company pays for attorney fees and partial settlements outlines in specific policies