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Laws

Enacted for purposes of regulating behavior and guiding conduct

Rule or a set of principles enacted by a government or agency that details how an individual or group must behave in a given circumstance

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Prescriptive law

Defines something that must be done

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Proscriptive

Prohibits something from being done

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Health care law

Collection of laws that have a direct impact on the delivery of health care or on the relationships among those in the business of health care or between the providers and recipients of health care

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Constitutional law

Creates the necessary authority to draft federal health care laws

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Statutory (legislative) law

Important source

Laws enacted by a legislative body.

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Administrative law and regulation

Protect a public interest and act as agents for the executive branches of the federal and state government

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Tort law

Basis for liability of nurses, physicians and other health care providers

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Civil tort

Action or omission that results in harm to a person

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Common law

Role of judicial branch of gov

Statutory laws, applicable regulations, legal precedents are analyzed in the context of the situation under review

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Contract law

Routine conditions of admission and consent forms represent a contract between the patient and the health care facility or the health care provider

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Criminal law

Influenced health care laws, with felonies associated with insurance fraud, misrepresentation of qualifications, purposeful breaches of protected health information

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Health policy

Goal or expected outcome and health care laws are the interventions that are intended to affect the expected outcome

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Ethics

Framework or boundaries in which many of those policies and laws are made

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Health care economics

Financial incentive to compel compliance with the law

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Federal statutory laws

Social security act of 1965
Social security amendment of 1983
Emergency medical treatment and active labor act of 1986
Patient self determination act of 1991
Health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996
Patient protection and affordable care act of 2010
Americans with disabilities act of 1990

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State statutory laws

Licensing boards/practice acts
Immunizations
Public health and safety
Consent/statutory surrogates
Advance directives
Death with dignity or aid in dying
Good Samaritan acts
Cams conditions of participation for hospitals
Practice acts
Scope of practice

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Torts

Negligence/malpractice
Standard of care
Breach of duty
Abandonment

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Criminal liability

Insurance fraud
Active euthanasia
Sexual assault

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Legislation

Process of introducing, adopting, changing, or repealing law

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Regulation

Process of putting laws into action through the establishment of rules

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Litigation

Process of seeking help though the courts to address a perceived wrong