Legal Medicine, 7e (Legal Medicine (American College of Legal Medicine))

Legal Medicine, 7e (Legal Medicine (American College of Legal Medicine))

Language: English

Pages: 768

ISBN: 0323037534

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Regarded as the citable treatise in the field, the 7th Edition of Legal Medicine explores and illustrates the legal implications of medical practice and the special legal issues arising from managed care. Edited by the American College of Legal Medicine Textbook Committee, it features comprehensive discussions on a myriad of legal issues that health care professionals face every day. Substantially revised and expanded and written in a plain manner, this New Edition includes 20 brand-new chapters that address the hottest topics in the field today. Will also serve as the syllabus for the Board Review Course of the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM).

  • Includes need-to-know information on telemedicine and electronic mail · medical and scientific expert testimony · medical records and disclosure about patients · and liability exposure facing managed care organizations.
  • Addresses the legal aspects of almost every medical topic that impacts health care professionals.
  • Uses actual case studies to illustrate nuances in the law.
  • Discusses current trends in the peer review process · physician-assisted suicide · and managed care organizations.
  • Offers the expert guidance of top professionals across medical and legal fields in an easy to read format.
  • Includes a glossary of medical terms.
  • Features many brand-new chapters, including Patient Safety · Medication Errors · Disclosure of Adverse Outcome and Apologizing to Injured Patient · Liability of Pharmacists · No-Fault Liability· Legal Aspects of Bioterrorism · and Forensic Psychiatry.

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question of a hospital acting under the color of state law. They have found that the specific activity complained of by the physician being denied privileges must be related to the way that the state is acting on the private hospital. There must be a nexus between state action and denial of privileges. These cases show that the granting of funds from Hill-Burton monies, Medicaid, Medicare payments, training of residents from state institutional programs, use of tax-free bonds, hospital licensure

shields or masks and eye protection, and mouthpieces, resuscitation bags, pocket masks, or other ventilation devices.” OSHA places the responsibility of protecting employees directly on the employer. The employer must not only provide appropriate PPE, but also make sure that it is used “when necessary.” Training about the hazards associated with blood and other potentially infectious materials must be provided by the employer to all employees with occupational exposure. The employer is required

that an individual’s insurance could be passed from one employer to another employer. Because of additions to help fight fraud and abuse, ensure the security of medical records, protect the privacy of a patient’s confidential health information, and a worthwhile goal to replace paper transactions with electronic transactions, the HIPAA Standard has become one of the most comprehensive and complicated regulations ever passed.28 Under HIPAA, the physician-employer must make sure his employees

and extent of witnesses against a defendant physician before the time of hearing are termed discovery. The administrative law process does not normally offer opportunity for full use of normal pretrial discovery. Depositions, interrogatories, requests to produce, requests for admission, and inspection of site usually may not be used to determine the strength and intensity of the state board’s case. Recusal of Board Members Generally, state administrative law provides a mechanism to request the

agreement be made in writing the agent’s authority also must be in writing. A written agency agreement is often in the form of a “power of attorney” appointing 13. Note that where the plaintiff entertains a suit against only the agent and is denied recovery by the court, this action will generally operate to release the principal as well because there can be no vicarious liability without primary liability. Still, the principal may be sued for his or her own negligence, such as in the hiring or

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