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  1. The legal nature of the doctor-patient relationship is that of
    a contract
  2. In certain cases, the patient may not legally be able to act for himself in establishing a contract with the doctor, in these cases, he would need an
  3. Which of the following could not act legally as an agent for another person?
    A 15 year old sister for a younger brother
  4. Breaches of patient confidence may result in a suit for
    Libel and slander
  5. The doctor's liability for breach of contract is based upon
    a failure to perform an agreed upon undertaking
  6. Medical professional liability is a term currently used in preference to
  7. In performing a treatment without the patient's informed consent, the physician runs the risk of a suit for
    assault and battery
  8. An exception to the doctrine of informed consent is
    the unconsious or emergency patient
  9. Which could constitute cause for a suit charging breach of duty?
  10. The statute of limitations for bringing malpractice suits varies from state to state but in most states it is
    one year
  11. A physician agrees to achieve a particular result or cure for a patient and then fails to do so, he is liable for
    breach of contract
  12. Violation of federal or state narcotics law constitutes a
    Criminal act
  13. Which is not usually considered part of the vital statistics reported to the medical examiner?
    Narcotics inventory
  14. The best way to maintain an accurate record of drugs on hand and those dispensed is to
    have a special narcotics record book in which a running inventory is kept.
  15. Very often a physician will receive a court order to appear and testify. This order is known as a
  16. Some states have laws to prevent a physician from revealing in court confidential information gained during the physician-patient relationship, since these are considered as
    Priveleged communications
  17. Good samaratin statues
    genreally make the physician immune from civil liability in cases of rendering emergency care, provided that the care is rendered in good faith and with due caution.
  18. A professional code of ethics is
    All of the above.
  19. Historically, the modern code of medical ethics can be traced back to
  20. A license to practice medicine is
    Required by law in each state
  21. For anyone to practice medicine without a license, except in a few special circumstances,
    is a criminal offense
  22. When a physician treats other physicians or allied health professionals for free, it is considered a
    professional courtesy
  23. The most common type of medical tort liability is
  24. medical assistant may give an injection
    only on the orders of a physician
  25. Negligence in the medical profession is called
  26. Incorrect information given that may injure the reputation of another is called
  27. A governmental agency having the legal responsibility for enforcing proper drug manufacturing and clinical use is called the
  28. A ___ is a rule of conduct established and enforced by an authority of governing body, such as the federal government.
  29. A health-care professional who stops care without providing an equally qualified substitute can be charged with
  30. Which of the following is demonstrated when a patient's leg healed incorrectly because of the way the cast was applied?
    Direct cause
  31. A process in which the opposing sides choose a person outside the court system, with a special knowledge in the field, to hear and decide a dispute is
  32. An employee who is considered to be acting on the doctor's behalf while performing professional tasks is
    respondent superior.
  33. A surgical incision is reopened after a patient starts to show signs of internal bleeding. It is discovered that the surgeon did not complete closure of all severed capillaries at the operative site. This is called
  34. The term res ispa liquitur refers to cases in which
    The doctor's mistake is completely obvious.
  35. A physician reorts a case of AIDS to the state. This is called
    Physician's public duty.
  36. The source of information to find out if a hazardous substance causes cancer and which lists other possible risks and states OSHA requirements for controlling exposure is called
    the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  37. How often must every employee who may be exposed to hazardous or infectious substances on the job be given free information and training during working hours?
    At least once a year
  38. According to OSHA regulations, employee medical and exposure records must be kept on file
    during employment and 30 days afterward.
  39. An employee agrees to give a blood sample after being exposed to HIV but refuses to be tested. the blood sample must be kept ___ in case the employee later develops symptoms or decides to be tested.
    3 months.
  40. OSHA's record-keeping and documentation requirements in a medical office are
    to protect the legal rights and safety of everyone in the medical office
  41. Professional negligence is also known as
  42. What is the procedure if an OSHA inspector finds that medical assistants in a medical office have not worn gloves for two months because the emploter did not make them available?
    A fine as high as $10,000 could be charged and multiplied by the number of employees.
  43. A physician is required to report which of the following?
    All of the above.
  44. ____ created federal laws to protect health care workers from health hazards on the job.
  45. A situation in which the patient automatically gices up the right to confidentiality is when the patient
    Sues the physician
  46. The document established by the American Hospital Association in 1973 and revised in 1992 that lists ethical principles protecting the patient is
    Patient's Bill of Rights
  47. Which of the following does not apply when maintaining a patients' privacy?
    Discard confidential information in shared trash containers.
  48. The age of majority in most jurisdictions is
    18 years
  49. The unauthorized disclosure of clients information can be considered as
    an invasion of privacy.
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