Flashcards in CA Law Test Deck (58):
What is the allowable amount that you can charge a patient for records for a public benefit program?
Nothing- Upon presenting to the provider a written request and proof that records are needed to support an appeal regarding eligibility for a public benefit program. (Medi-Cal, Social Security, Supplemental Program for the Aged, Disability) you are not allowed to charge for records. No more than one copy per request.
If a patient notices a mistake in their records, what is the word limit in the Addendum per incorrect item that the health care provider needs to attach to records?
250 words PER incorrect item. Must be attached to records when sent to third parties.
How long must you keep the records of an unemancipated minor?
1 year after the minor has reached the age of 18, and in any case, not less than seven years.
How long must you keep records if the licensee eases oporation
When can Internet lab results be posted to a patient?
Only after they have been reviewed by a health care professional.
Which lab tests cant be disclosed by internet positing
Abuse of drugs
Biopsies, Paps, Conception.
What category do alcohol and drug abuse records fall under?
Mental Health Records
What are standards for Electronic Health Records backup?
- At least the extend of hard copy records.
- Safety through OFFSITE BACKUP storage and image mechanism for signature of documents.
How soon must shares of a professional corporation be transferred to another person licensed to practice in the same profession after:
Disqualification= 90 days
Death= 6 months
What is child abuse or neglect?
Willful harming or injuring of a child or the endangering of the person or health of a child.
Does mutual affray between minors cunt as child abuse?
Does force used by a peace office count as child neglect or abuse?
No- not if the peace officer is acting within scope of employment.
Does financial abuse count as abuse of an elder?
How long after a suspension or revocation/cancellation of license may the board by majority vote reissue a license?
Anytime AFTER 2 years.
What type of violation is it calling yourself a Doctor, not Chiro?
<6 mo imprisonment
What qualifies as False Advertisements?
What is fine?
Sensational or fabulous statements intended to deceive public.
Suspension <1 year
Probation of license
Con ed Requirements:
Hours in Ethics/Law=
Hours in Hx, PE, Adjustive Tech, Proper Ethical Billing=
Total Hours per year=
Max distance learning=
Hours in Ethics/Law= minimum of 2 horus
Hours in Hx, PE, Adjustive Tech, Proper Ethical Billing= Minimum of 4 hours
Total Hours per year= 24 hours
Distance learning= 12 hours
Board wont restore a license removed for mental health concerns until
Review by a psychiatrist designated by the board that states the licensee may practice safely.
Board may rest licensee to pass a written or oral exam.
Laser cant be used for_
What needs to be obtained by doc with more than one place of practice
A "Satellite Office Certificate" renewed annually.
What happens to ownership of practice upon Death or Incapacity of Licensee (not corporation)
Heirs of practice must dispose of practice within 6 months. Practice must always be supervised by licensed chiro.
Board will consider petition if submitted within 4 months after death.
When can the board immediately revoke a license
Plea of guilty to a felony or offense substantially related to practice of chiropractic.
What happens to a license if a certificate holder has more than one conviction of a felony arising our of separate prosecutions involving fraud in conjuction with a Medi-cal program?
Automatic revocation of license.
Who is responsible for the conduct of all employees in regards to sexual abuse/misconduct
How many hours of continuing ed must be completed if you leave the state for 2 years?
Dis depression considered elder abuse?
Who do you report child and elderly abuse to?
Local law authorities
Can a chiro treat diseases?
No, just disorders
How long do you have to transfer shares from a disqualified person of a corporation?
90 days ( 3 months)
Can an unlicensed person mark and develop x-rays?
Yes- cant diagnose, position, discharge, or adjust
How long do you keep a patients records?
5 years from last treatment
How long do you keep a minors records
1 year after 18th birthday
How long do you have to get a patient their records after written request?
How long do you have to inspect a file if written request for an active file is received by a patient?
5 working days
How quick you do have to give a file to THE BOARD:
Inactive file= 10 days
Active File= immediately
How long do you have to fix a billing problem once you notice you overbilled?
30 days to reimburse them.
Who is responsible to ensure the over bill when the patient found it?
The chiropractor (not office mgmt, insurance, or patient)
Can you refer to a spouse that is a different medical provider?
No- Fine of $10,000 and jail up to 1 year
What must be included in patient files?
Height/Weight/ Gender (not age or signature for treatment)
A patient you have not seen for 2 years comes back with a new complaint. What type of exam do you do?
Existing patient, detailed exam. (NEW PATIENT= >3 years)
A patient asks for lab results over the internet. DC has results. What must be done.
Pt needs written request
Physical has to take a look at results
Pt has to ask for la lab company.
What can happen if you are convicted of false advertising?
Suspension/Probation/ License revoked.
What is the fine for workers comp fragrant?
What do you do if a patient has radiating pain and weakness and is not improving with care.
Refer for comanagement with neurologist (continue treatment)
Can you use a copy of a sattelite office form.
NO use ORIGINAL
When is the renewal of a license?
Last day of birthday month of DC
Can you advertise a free initial exam and consult?
Yes, but there any be any hidden fees.
What is fine for excessive treatment?
Misdemeanor with $100-600 fine and jail 60-180 days.
Treat as New Patient if you have not seen them in _ years
Can you waive a deductable or coPay?
A pt with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair comes into the office for treatment. You tell them to go into the room and lay down. The pt falls off the table. The chiro has demonstrate=
A patient has been treated by chiro for 3 months with no relief of sx. They continue care. This is considered
Who has access to the record of incapacitated adult patient?
The guardian or conservator of pt.
When a licensee joints a corporation, does liability change?
No- Nothing in the law or rules relating to chiropractic corporation alters the duties and responsibilities of a licensed person.
How long does a chiro have to file for new address change of work?
How long does a chiro have to file a name change?
In court, how long do you have to file an appeal?
If appeal is not grated report becomes final decision in _ days