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created by elected legislative bodies and US Congress
present in all 50 states. It describes and defines the legal boundaries of nursing practice with in each state.
It protects the rights of handicapped individuals in the workplace, in educational institutions, and throughout our society. Can be civil or criminal
enacted by the US Congress an in 1990
Examples: informed consent and the patient’s right to refused treatment.
Results from judicial decisions made in courts when individual’s legal cases are decided.
prevent harm to society and provide punishment for crimes.
Ex- Felony,Misdemeanor,Civil Laws
a crime of a serious nature that has a penalty of imprisonment for greater than 1 year or even death.
a less than a year crime. It can give a fine or imprisonment.
protects the rights of individual persons within our society and encourage fair and equal treatment among people. involve the payment of money and in prison.
A legal principle in the standard of care is guided by the ____________
Nurse Practice Act
Documentation on nursing care must follow the guideline for the _________
Board of Nursing
A civil wrong made against a person or property.
kind of willful assault that threatens to bring about harmful or offensive contact.
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