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1

When is legal competence important?

Patient must understand the risks and benefits to make a health decision.

2

What is the Declaration of Sentiments?

A document that detailed women's rights

3

Emancipated minors must be legally competent and...

Married, have children they care for, or in the military

4

When does treatment of minors not require parental consent?

Emergency situations
Treatment of STDs
Prescription of contraceptives
Medical care during pregnancy
Treatment of drug and alcohol dependence

5

Do most states require parental consent or notification when a minor wants/gets an abortion?

Yes

6

Are shadow records legal?

No!

7

Euthanasia is never appropriate and is criminal unless...

in a state where it is deemed legal

8

Can food and water be withheld form a patient who has no chance of recovery?

Yes

9

What are mandated reportable illnesses?

Chickenpox, syphilis, measles, mumps, TB, AIDS

10

Are you mandated to maintain confidentiality when an HIV-positive patient habitually puts a person at risk via unsafe sex?

No

11

When can you break confidentiality?

Suicidal
Homicidal
Abuser of children or elderly people

12

What is dereliction?

Substandard medical care

13

What malpractice duty?

Physician of record

14

What kind of legal problem is malpractice?

Tort/civil wrong (not a crime) so no jail time

15

Are punitive damages covered by malpractice?

No