EMS And The Law

EMS And The Law

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Jacob Hafter, Victoria Fedor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763720682

ISBN-13: 9780763720681

Pub. Date: 12/30/2003

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

EMS and the Law is a primer about the American legal system as is applies to EMS providers, offering a basic overview of laws and rights with a detailed description of how they effect EMS. Topics covered in the text include duty to partners and patients, ethical responsibilities, patient and provider rights, negligence, processes and procedures, and what to do if you…  See more details below

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EMS and the Law is a primer about the American legal system as is applies to EMS providers, offering a basic overview of laws and rights with a detailed description of how they effect EMS. Topics covered in the text include duty to partners and patients, ethical responsibilities, patient and provider rights, negligence, processes and procedures, and what to do if you are named in a lawsuit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763720681
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Mechanics of the Legal System1
Ch. 2Navigating Through a Lawsuit11
Ch. 3Duties of the EMS Provider22
Ch. 4Patient Rights30
Ch. 5Medical Authority and Practice Acts39
Ch. 6Good Samaritan Laws and Immunities46
Ch. 7Negligence54
Ch. 8International Torts62
Ch. 9Criminal Violations69
Ch. 10Due Process and Disciplinary Procedures76
Ch. 11Documentation83
Ch. 12Insurance89
Ch. 13COBRA and EMTALA96
Ch. 14Public Service and Interagency Relationships107
Glossary115
Index119

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