HCR 210 Week 8-Checkpoint - Legal Terms

HCR 210 Week 8-Checkpoint - Legal Terms - Is a process...

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1) Assault - Is when someone threatens or attempts to harm someone else. 2) Breach of Confidentiality - Is when information has been disclosed without the patients consent. 3) Burden of Proof - Is the person who starts a complaint has to prove that someone else has caused them harm. 4) Confidentiality - Means keeping things secret and only the patient can authorize the information to be released. 5) Contempt of Court - Is when someone fails to obey a subpoena which is punishable by fines or imprisonment. 6) Coroner - Is someone who investigates someone’s death that was not caused by natural causes. 7) Court Order - Is a written order or command that has been ordered by the court or a judge. 8) Defendant - is a person whom the complaint is brought against. 9) Discovery
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Unformatted text preview: - Is a process lawyers use to gather information about their case that will help prepare their care for court. 10) Emancipated Minor- Is a person at least 16 years of age living independently and away from their parents or guardians and is declared legally emancipated by a court of law. 11) Medical Malpractice- Is when a health care provider acts in a negligent manner and causes the patient injury, loss, or damage 12) Negligence- Is when someone fails to provide reasonable care resulting in an unintended injury to someone else. 13) Plaintiff- Someone who initiates a civil complaint. 14) Privacy- Information cannot be released without having the patients consent. 15) Tort- Is any wrongful act where a civil suit can be brought....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course HCA HCR210 taught by Professor Barnes during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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