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Autonomy

Deals with Patient (not practitioner)

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Nonmaleficence

Deals with the Practitioner (Do no harm)

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Civil Offense: Lawsuit

Dental injections
Adverse drug reactions (contraindicates MH)
Failure to diagnose (perio disease, oral cancer)

4

Best way to avoid law suits is through?

Documentation, Charting, and communication

5

Civil Law - contracts
Implied:

An agreement made through inference by signs, inaction or silence

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Civil Law - contracts
Express

Oral or written agreement

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Civil Law - Practitioner and Patients
Terminating patients

Non-compliance and failure to pay
(practitioner)

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Civil Law - Practitioner and Patients
Abandonment?

Dismissal of patient without ample and proper notice
(patient)

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Civil Law - Torts
Intentional torts
-Assult?

Threatening bodily harm (raising hand but not actually hitting someone)

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Civil Law - Torts
Intentional torts
-Battery?

Causing bodily harm ( placing sealants without parental consent or or taking radiographs without permission)

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Civil Law - Torts
Intentional torts
-Defamation - damaging a person's reputation
-Libel?

Written defamation (L=Library)

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Civil Law - Torts
Intentional torts
-Defamation - damaging a person's reputation
-Slander?

Verbal defamation (S=Spoken)

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Civil Law - Torts
Unintentional torts
-Negligence?

Failure to do what a reasonable person would do.

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What does OSHA stand for?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Who does OSHA protect?

Protects the employee (doesn't protect the boss)

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What does HIPPA stand for?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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How often does the HIPPA form need to be signed?

Once

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When would you have a patient sign another HIPPA policy?

-Changes are made (pt. wishes to add or remove an individual from a previous form)
-Govt. makes changes to the HIPPA policy

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How often does the office have to provide the patient a copy of HIPPA policy?

Every three years

20

What does CDC stand for?

Center for Disease Control

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What does COBRA stand for?

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

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What is COBRA for?

Gives individuals the right to keep the group health insurance benefits for 18 months

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Dental Records
-Dentist "owns"

Paper on which records are printed

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Dental Records
-Patient "owns"

Information

25

Contents of Informed contents

-presented in understandable language
-nature and need of procedure
-benefits/risks of procedure
-prognosis
-alternatives to procedures
-patient is allowed to ask questions

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With statute of limitations is there a time frame?

yes, it is limited within which legal action may be taken