1) The author centers his history around hospitals, and perhaps misses some of the major players
in medical care as a whole. Choose two individuals, organizations, entities, or medical
developments that for you were covered too briefly or not a
Reading and tChapter 18:
1) Describe obligations under the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990.
The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 (PSDA) was enacted to ensure that patients are
informed of their rights to execute advance directives and accept
Chapter 10: Medical Staff Organization and Physician Liability
1) Describe the process of delineating clinical privileges and the importance of this procedure.
How does liability occur when this is done with insufficient care?
The delineation of clinical
Review the Medical Malpractice Policy Brief from The Kaiser Family Foundation. Select at least
two alternatives, and offer your own analysis on the Medical Malpractice Reform proposals.
Patient Compensation Funds: Being that, it is proposed by some that e
Chapter 9: Corporate Structure and Legal Issues
2) List some of the major provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as presented in the text.
As indicated in our text, major provisions of SOX include certification of financial reports by
CEOs and chief financ
1) Provide a general overview of the NLRA.
The National Labor Act, which was enacted by congress in July 1935, was to govern the labormanagement relations of business firms engaged in interstate commerce.defines certain
conduct of employers an
One of the more controversial aspects of EMTALA stems from the requirement that treatment, if
required, be extended to anyone who presents themselves at an emergency department. This
requirement includes legal residents and undocumented immigrants. Discus
3) Describe three types of activities of health care providers subject to criminal prosecution.
As indicated in our text under our chapter review, criminal trials involving healthcare
professionals and organizations include: healthcare fraud, k
Chapter 12: Hospital Departments and Allied Professionals
1) What is the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act and what does it require of
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), forbids Medicareparticipating hospit