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31 Cards in this Set

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List the 5 types of laws
Laws made by city councils, district boards, general assemblies, and Congress
Legislative Laws
Laws developed by a governmental agency to provide details about the function and process of the law
Administrative Law
Case or Judge-made law
Common Law
Law derrived from societal acceptance of customs or norms of behavior over time
Common Law
Law in which the federal, state or local government prosecutes persons for violating a law
Criminal Law
Laws enacted to protect a society
Criminal Law
Area of law that deals with "private" complaints brought by one person against another person
Civil Law
The Range of duties and skills that a paramedic is allowed and expected to perform when needed
Scope of practice
List the two types of medical direction
On-Line and Off-line
A law that governs the parctice of medicine
A Medical Practice Act
What prescribes how and to what extent a physician may delegate authority to paramedics to perform medical acts
A medical practice act
Type of law that would be used to determine negligence
Common Law
In this process, an agency of the government gives consent to a person to engage in a profession
Granted to a person who has met certain criteria to take part in an activity
What act requires that emergency responders be advised if they have been exposed to infectious diseases
Ryan White Act of 1990
Within how many hours must a responder be notified after an exposure has been determined
48 hours
The failure to act as a reasonable, prudent paramedic would act in similar circumstances
What four elements must be proven for negligence to exist
-A duty to act existed
-Actions performed were at a level below the standard of care (breach of duty)
-damage to the patient occured
-the breach was the proximate cause of the damage (proximate cause)
The best protections against negligence claims
quality improvement
Medical Direction
Professional attitude and demeanor
The realease of detail about a patient's private life that might expose the person to ridicule, notoriety or embarrassment
Invasion of privacy
Saying something untrue about someone's character or reputation
Patient consent signifying that the patient knows, understands, and agrees to the care rendered
Informed Consent
This consent is given based on full disclosure of the information
Informed Consent
This consent presumes an unconscious or mentally impaired patient would consent to life-saving care if they were able to do so
Implied Consent
Consent granted by the authority of law
Involuntary Consent
Verbal or written consent to treatment
Expressed consent
Improper termination of care or turning care over to personnel who do not have training and expertise appropriate for the medical needs of the patient
Intentional and unjustifiable detention of a person
False imprisonment
Creating apprehension or unauthorized handling and treatment of patients
Physical contact with persons without their consent and without legal cause