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True or False: If a patient of any age sustains violent injuries, such as gunshots, the injury must be reported.

True

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True or False: The standard of care is a crucial tool for deciding most medical malpractice suits.

True

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True or False: An implied contract may be either a written or verbally agreed contract.

False.

3

True or False: Segregation is an act of keeping two parties apart due to differences as age and weight.

False

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True or False: The vast majority of medical malpractice cases fall into the Tort Law category.

True

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The Feres doctrine was passed to prevent _____ from suing the U.S Federal Government unless intentional tort was committed.

Members of the armed forces

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The controlled substance act of 1970 regulates the manufacturing, distribution, and ____.

Dispensing of narcotics

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When terminating the doctor-patient relationship, the physician letter must include which of the follow?

A. STATEMENT INDICATING INTENT OF TERMINATION
B. The names of staff in the medical office.
C. The name and number of new physician
D. The bill and balance due to the office upon termination.

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Which degree is a felony that applies to a person who was at the the scene of the crime and assisted with the crime?

A. First
B. SECOND
C. Third
D. Fourth

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Which of the following is NOT a type of reward in injury cases?

A. Nominal
B. Compensatory
C. Punitive
D. DIRECT

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Res judicata

The thing has been decided

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Responseat superior

Let the master answer

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Nonfeasance

Delaying or failing to perform treatment

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Malfeasance

Performing an INCORRECT TREATMENT

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Res ipsa locuitur

The thing speaks for itself

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Misfeasance

Performing a TREATMENT INCORRECTLY

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Both physician and patients have ___ in their relationship.

Responsibilities

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A consent form must name the person administering the ___.

Anesthesia

18

The____ protects healthcare workers from being sued when they render first aid in emergency situations.

Good Samaritan Act

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An ___ consists of living wills, DNR orders, and durable power of attorney.

Advanced Directive