BA623L3A3 - BA623 Health Service Law & Policy Lesson #3...

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BA623 Lesson #3 Assignment #3 Review the following articles. Analyze the risks and protections of the Good Samaritan laws. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-03-23-samaritan-accident_N.htm (or click HERE) http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGBV0BAK52F.html (or click HERE) (NO LONGER AVAILABLE) http://www.fff.org/comment/ed0997d.asp (or click HERE) Good Samaritan laws are in place in most states in order to protect several classes of health care providers, and sometimes laypersons, from being held liable for ordinary negligence in rendering voluntary care in an emergency. With this protection in place, those coming upon an emergency need not fear, in most cases, of being sued. For the most part, for the statute to be in effect, all that need be present is a good-faith belief that this situation is life threatening at the time of providing care. In the context of the USA Today article, we have a woman who believes that she was helping to aid another in pulling her out of a wrecked vehicle. In her mind, she was doing
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course BA 623 taught by Professor Cole during the Spring '11 term at Andrew Jackson.

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BA623L3A3 - BA623 Health Service Law & Policy Lesson #3...

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