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Define Tort.
Wrongful act or injury committed by one person against another
A ______ is a person appointed by a physician to perform authorized acts in the name of the physician.
Agent
The 4 D's of negligence dictate that the damage must be the _____ of the negligence.
cause
True or False?
To be legally valid, a contract must be written and signed.
False
True or False?
In HIPAA, PHI means patient health information.
False
True or False?
Failure to perform an act when there is a duty to do so is known as nonfeasance.
True
True or False?
Implied contracts are the most common occurring in ambulatory healthcare.
True
True or False?
Professional liability of physicians is only a civil matter.
False
True or False?
Physicians must keep medical information confidential and physicians have a right to privacy.
False
True or False?
Special consideration is given to the confidential nature of information for HIV clients.
True
True or False?
Medical practice acts are state statutes.
True
True or False?
The legal nature of the physician-client is that of a partnership.
False
True or False?
HIPAA requires standardization of only health and financial data.
False
True or False?
"Respondent Superior" is a legal doctrine.
False
The purpose of the statute of limitations is to fix ___________.
a period of time or deadline for initiating legal action.
When a physician is found negligent in a civil case, the physician can be expected to ___________.
pay a fine
A common intentional tort that breaches a client's confidentiality is _______________.
invasion of privacy
Mediation and arbitration are 2 types of what?
Alternative dispute resolution
Define professional standard of care.
Giving care in a professional manner but not limiting your resources.
Give 2 reasons physicians carry professional liability insurance.
1. Financial protection
2. Facility doesn't cover them
3. Liable for acts of people working under them
Give an example of when "Respondeat Superior" can be used in a civil case.
Allergic reaction to a vaccine
Confidentiality means that physicians must __________________________.
protect the privacy of the client
Physicians must provide clients with a notice of privacy practices. This notice must include what 3 things?
1. Right to request confidential communication.
2. Right to restrict usage of patient's PHI.
3. Right to obtain and inspect a copy of PHI.
Should a health professional who works for a physician carry professional liability insurance? Why or why not?
Yes
The facility may not cover the employees.
Give 1 reason related to HIPAA that a physician's license can be revoked.
Breach of confidentiality
State Medical Disciplinary Boards must do what to revoke a physician's license?
Give the physician a hearing and provide them with legal counsel.