Quiz 52: Health Policy

Concepts For Nursing Practice

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Q1
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A definition of health policy includes which of the following elements?

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A) Funding for public education
B) Appropriation of funds for roadwork
C) Selection of congressional members of committees
D) Public policy made to support health-related goals
Answer:
D) Public policy made to support health-related goals

Explanation:
Health policy is defined as public policies pertaining to health that are the result of an authoritative public decision-making process. Public education funding, appropriation of funding for roads, and selection of members of committees are not part of health care policy. They are under a different funding arm of the government.
Q2
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Which branch of government is responsible for the execution of laws passed by legislatures?

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A) Legislative
B) Judicial
C) Executive
D) Local
Answer:
C) Executive

Explanation:
The executive branch of federal and state governments is responsible for execution of laws passed. The legislative branch is responsible for passing laws. The judicial branch of government determines if rights are being upheld. Local governments are not considered a branch of the government.
Q3
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Which level of government is responsible for the regulation of a nurses license?

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A) Federal government
B) State government
C) Local government
D) International coalition
Answer:
B) State government

Explanation:
State boards of nursing oversee the regulation of nursing practice. These agencies are established by legislatures to implement and enforce laws through a rule-making process. Federal, local, and international coalitions are not correct, because they do not have control of the state boards of nursing.
Q4

Which of the following components are included in health policy at the state level?

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A) Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
B) Scope of nursing practice
C) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996
D) Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005
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Q5

Which of the following is the intent of HIPAA?

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A) Release of patient information for purposes of insurance reimbursement
B) Prevent health care providers from billing for procedures done for the insured person
C) Protect patients from reviewing their own medical records
D) Limit the ability of health care providers to sell patient information to outside sources
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Q6

[Multiple Response] Nurses can be health advocates in which of the following ways? (Select all that apply.)
a. Supporting their professional nursing organization when discussing upcoming legislation
b. Discussing the upcoming classes with a neighbor
c. Rallying for coverage for childhood immunizations
d. Arranging for a patient to meet with case management for home health care
e. Discussing a patient they are concerned about with a fellow student in the public cafeteria

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Q7

[Multiple Response] A nursing student is preparing a care plan for an assigned patient. When accessing the electronic medical record, what is acceptable information to view? (Select all that apply.)
a. Laboratory data of the assigned patient
b. Admission diagnosis for a patient who is a former neighbor
c. The patients age, date of birth, and gender
d. The history and physical of the assigned patient
e. A classmates brothers chest x-ray report

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