Quiz 7: Legal Considerations

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Q1
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Which of the following best describes the authority that regulates the practice of medicine with the intent of protecting citizens from harm?

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A) Hospital policies
B) State medical practice acts
C) American Medical Association
D) Federal regulations
Answer:
B) State medical practice acts
Q2
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Which of the following best describes the tort applicable to the unprivileged touching of one person by another?

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A) Battery
B) Libel
C) Invasion of privacy
D) Slander
Answer:
A) Battery
Q3
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Which of the following best describes the tort applicable to the injury to another person's reputation, name, or character through written words?

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A) Battery
B) Libel
C) Invasion of privacy
D) Slander
Answer:
B) Libel
Q4

Which of the following best describes the tort applicable to the unauthorized release of patient information?

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A) Battery
B) Libel
C) Invasion of privacy
D) Slander
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Q5

Which of the following is NOT a reason for a physician to have his license revoked?

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A) Unprofessional conduct
B) Conviction of a crime
C) Formally withdrawing from a case
D) Personal or professional incapacity
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Q6

Which of the following best describes a child patient who is a minor?

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A) Patient who has reached the age of majority
B) Patient who is an emancipated minor
C) Patient who has not reached the age of majority
D) Patient who is a mature minor
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Q7

Which of the following is a written order naming a specific date, time, and reason to appear in court?

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A) Contract
B) Testimony
C) Tort
D) Subpoena
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Q8

When a patient complains of back pain, shows up for a scheduled appointment, and allows the provider to perform an x-ray to diagnose and treat the ailment, what type of contract exists?

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A) Written
B) Expressed
C) Implied
D) Breach
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Q9

Which of the following best describes an example of an incompetent party in a contract?

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A) Person with a terminal illness
B) Person over 100 years of age
C) Person under the influence of narcotics or alcohol
D) Person who is legally sane
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Q10

Which of the following best describes the outcome if an informed consent form was not secured as necessary before surgery was performed?

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A) Medical assistant will be fired
B) Provider will be fired
C) May lead to litigation
D) Injury to the patient
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Q11

Dr. King thinks a patient can no longer be effectively served by him and plans to dismiss the patient from her care. What are the legal charges Dr. King must be careful to avoid in doing this?

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A) Criminal
B) Abandonment
C) Defamation of character
D) Uninformed consent
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Q12

Which of the following best describes the legal violation if a medical assistant practices outside his scope of training?

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A) Breach of the standard of care
B) Negligence
C) Public duty
D) Informed consent
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Q13

Which of the following best describes the legal violation if a medical assistant does not use proper positioning to protect a patient from falling from an examination table?

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A) Negligence
B) Abandonment
C) Public duty
D) Informed consent
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Q14

Which of the following best describes the legal violation if a medical assistant sends a patient's medical records to an insurance company without the patient's signature to release the information?

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A) Standard of care
B) Confidentiality
C) Public duty
D) Informed consent
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Q15

A patient has cancer and tells the provider not to tell family members about the diagnosis. When the medical assistant talks to the patient's daughter, she states, "I am sorry to hear of your mom's illness." What right has been violated?

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A) Standard of care
B) Confidentiality
C) Public duty
D) Informed consent
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Q16

A written agreement between providers and their clients for payment of medical bills in more than four installments and information on any finance charges is known as which of the following?

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A) The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
B) Truth in Lending Act
C) Americans with Disabilities Act
D) Controlled Substance Act
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Q17

A patient has a knife wound in his side. It is about four-inches long, 1/2- to 3/4-inch deep, and needs suturing. The patient gets agitated when he hears the physician reporting the injury to the authorities, even though the patient said it was an accident. Which of the following best describes the legal requirement of the provider to report the patient's stab wound?

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A) Standard of care
B) Confidentiality
C) Public duty
D) Informed consent
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Q18

Which of the following patient cases does not require public reporting by the medical provider?

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A) Knife wound
B) Head injury
C) Child abuse
D) Transmittable diseases
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Q19

Which of the following best describes the main purpose of the Good Samaritan law?

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A) Removes legal liability from rescuers
B) Encourages health care professionals to help within their scope of training
C) Allows performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation during rescues
D) Supplements the emergency medical services
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Q20

Which of the following is NOT a provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

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A) Former abusers of drugs/alcohol cannot be denied employment.
B) Disabled individuals are allowed access to public services.
C) Persons with HIV/AIDS cannot be refused medical treatment by health professionals because of their health status.
D) The law applies to all businesses.
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Q21

Mrs. Love is being prepared for surgery to remove a brain tumor. The neurosurgeon has described the location of the tumor and how he plans to remove it. He discusses the duration of the surgery and the type of anesthesia. He has explained there is no other alternative method to this treatment and also explained that chemotherapy and radiation usually follow surgery. He explained if no surgery is done, the tumor will spread and be fatal. What part of informed consent was omitted from this explanation?

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A) Nature of procedure and how it will be performed
B) Possible risks and the expected outcomes
C) Any other methods of treatment and those risks
D) Risks if no treatment is given
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Q22

Which of the following is the highest authority in the United States?

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A) Contract law
B) Constitutional law
C) Criminal law
D) Civil law
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Q23

Any individual who administers, prescribes, or dispenses any controlled substance is required to register with which of the following?

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A) Federal Trade Commission
B) Internal Revenue Service
C) Medicare Audit System
D) Drug Enforcement Administration
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Q24

Which of the following is a branch of government is comprised of members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives?

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A) Legislative
B) Supreme
C) Judicial
D) Executive
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Q25

Which of the following is NOT one of the four Ds of negligence?

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A) Deposition
B) Derelict
C) Damage
D) Duty
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Q26

Which of the following claims of negligence would fit into the category of res ipsa loquitur?

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A) Improper use of x-ray equipment
B) Failure to refer a client to a specialist
C) Failure to make a correct diagnosis
D) Leaving a gauze pad inside a patient after surgery
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Q27

Which of the following best describes the purpose of a statute of limitations?

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A) Maximum monetary award for patients who collect from physicians found guilty of negligence
B) Period of time or a deadline for initiating legal action
C) Limitations on the practice of referring by physicians
D) Limitation on the number of medical records providers can keep
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Q28

Emancipated minors are allowed to give consent for medical treatment.

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A) True.
B) False.
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Q29

A Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) cannot be rescinded once in effect.

True/False
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A) True.
B) False.
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Q30

Uniform anatomical gift acts allow persons 16 years and older and of sound mind to make a gift of all or any part of their bodies.

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A) True.
B) False.
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Q31

In some states, minors may give consent and be protected by confidentiality and privacy laws, even though their parents may still be financially responsible for their medical bills.

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A) True.
B) False.
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Q32

A physician has a legal responsibility to report suspected child abuse.

True/False
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A) True.
B) False.
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Q33

A durable power of attorney is issued for purposes of health care decisions only.

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A) True.
B) False.
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Q34

A living will is another name for an advance directive of a patient's end-of-life wishes.

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A) True.
B) False.
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Q35

The POLST form is to be completed by the health care provider.

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A) True.
B) False.
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