legal terms - prepare for court 10) Emancipated minor – a...

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1) Assault – when someone attempts to harm or threaten someone else 2) Breach of confidentiality – when information has been disclosed without the consent of the patient 3) Burden of proof – the person who begins a complaint has to show that another person has caused harm 4) Confidentiality – keeping information secret and only the patient can authorize the release of that information 5) Contempt of court – when someone else fails to obey a subpoena, which is punishable by imprisonment or fines 6) Coroner – someone who investigates someone’s death that was not due to natural causes 7) Court order – a written command or order that has been ordered by a judge or the court 8) Defendant – a person against whom the complaint is brought 9) Discovery – a process lawyers use to gather information about their case to help
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Unformatted text preview: prepare for court 10) Emancipated minor – a person at least 16 years of age, living independently and away for their parents or guardians, and is declared legally emancipated by a court of law 11) Medical malpractice – when a health care provider acts in a negligent manner and causes the patient loss, injury, or damage 12) Negligence – 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 consent of the patient 15) Tort – any wrongful act where a civil suit can be brought...
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course HCR 210 taught by Professor Byrnes during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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