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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.
- Spring '11