HCR 210 week 8 checkpoint

HCR 210 week 8 checkpoint - 9 Discovery-The process in...

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Legal Terms 1) Assault - when someone threatens or attempts to harm you or someone else. 2) Breach of Confidentiality - when patient information has been disclosed without the patients consent. 3) Burden of Proof - The person who files a complaint must prove that someone has caused them harm. 4) Confidentiality - Is keeping things private and only the patient can authorize the information to be released. 5) Contempt of Court - when someone fails to obey a subpoena which is punishable by fines or imprisonment. 6) Coroner -The person 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 -The person whom the complaint is brought against.
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Unformatted text preview: 9) Discovery-The process in which lawyers use to gather information about their case that will help prepare them for court. 10) Emancipated Minor- A person at least 16 years of age declared legally emancipated by the court of law to live independently away from parents/guardians. 11) Medical Malpractice- When a health care provider cause’s wrongful injury, damage, or death to a patient. 12) Negligence- When a person fails to provide reasonable care resulting in an accidental injury to someone else. 13) Plaintiff- Someone who files a civil complaint. 14) Privacy- Information that cannot be released without having the patients consent. 15) Tort- Any type of wrongful act where a civil suit can be brought....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course HCR 220 taught by Professor Cvibanez during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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