Legal Aspects Health Care Admin 5e / Edition 5

Legal Aspects Health Care Admin 5e / Edition 5

by George D. Pozgar
     
 

ISBN-10: 083420360X

ISBN-13: 9780834203600

Pub. Date: 04/21/1993

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Contents: Introduction to Law
• Tort Law
• Criminal Aspects of Health Care
• Contracts and Antitrust
• Civil Procedure and Trial Practice
• Corporate Liability
• Medical Staff
• Nursing and the Law
• Liability by Department and Health Professional
• Information Management and Health

Overview

Contents: Introduction to Law
• Tort Law
• Criminal Aspects of Health Care
• Contracts and Antitrust
• Civil Procedure and Trial Practice
• Corporate Liability
• Medical Staff
• Nursing and the Law
• Liability by Department and Health Professional
• Information Management and Health Care Records
• Patient Consent
• Legal Reporting Requirements
• Issues of Procreation
• Patient Rights and Responsibilities
• Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
• End of Life Issues
• Malpractice Insurance
• Labor Relations
• Employment, Discipline, and Discharge
• Managed Care and Organizational Restructuring
• Tort Reform and Reducing the Risks of Malpractice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834203600
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
04/21/1993
Series:
Health Care Administration Series
Edition description:
5th ed
Pages:
587

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Chapter 1Historical Perspective1
Early Hindu and Egyptian Hospitals1
Greek and Roman Hospitals1
Hospitals of the Early Christian Era2
Mohammedan Hospitals2
Early Military Hospitals3
Medieval Hospitals3
Hospitals of the Renaissance4
Hospitals of the 18th Century5
Early Hospitals in the United States5
19th-Century Hospitals6
20th-Century Progress8
Health Care and Hospitals in the 21st Century9
Just a Beginning9
Chapter 2Introduction to Law13
Sources of Law13
Government Organization19
Administrative Departments and Agencies24
Chapter 3Tort Law31
Introduction32
Intentional and Negligent Wrongdoing32
Negligence33
Intentional Torts43
Products Liability53
Chapter 4Criminal Aspects of Health Care63
Introduction64
Criminal Procedure64
Case Reviews65
Patient Abuse76
Chapter 5Contracts and Antitrust85
Introduction86
Purpose of a Contract86
Types of Contracts86
Elements of a Contract87
Competent Parties88
Legality of Object90
Conditions91
Performance91
Nonperformance Defenses91
Remedies91
State Laws/Uniform Commercial Code92
Contracts of Adhesion92
Guaranty and Warranty92
Employment Contracts92
Exclusive Contracts95
Restraint of Trade98
Hospital Staff Privileges101
Patient Transfer102
Insurance Denials104
Chapter 6Civil Procedure and Trial Practice107
Introduction108
Pleadings108
Discovery and Examination Before Trial110
Motions112
Notice of Trial114
Memorandum of Law114
The Court114
The Jury115
Subpoenas115
Opening Statements116
Burden of Proof116
Evidence119
Defenses Against Recovery126
Closing Statements134
Judge's Charge to the Jury134
Jury Deliberation and Determination135
Damages135
Appeals139
Execution of Judgments140
Chapter 7Corporate Liability143
Introduction143
Authority of Health Care Corporations144
Corporate Organization and Committee Structure145
Doctrine of Respondeat Superior147
Corporate Negligence150
Duties of Health Care Corporations152
CEO/Administrator's Role and Responsibility160
Medical Staff162
Chapter 8Medical Staff167
Introduction167
Medical Staff Organization167
Medical Staff Privileges169
Delineation of Clinical Privileges172
Appeal Process173
Medical Staff Bylaws--A Contract174
Physician Supervision and Monitoring175
Reappointments176
Medical Director176
Negligent Acts176
Physician-Patient Relationship205
Chapter 9Nursing and the Law209
The Practice of Nursing210
The Broadening Scope of Practice211
Nurse Licensure211
American Nurses Association212
National League for Nursing212
Nurse Practice Roles212
Negligent Acts219
Chapter 10Liability by Departments and Health Care Professionals247
Introduction248
Ambulatory Care Centers248
Anesthesia248
Chiropractor250
Dentist250
Emergency Department252
The Environment261
Laboratory268
Medical Imaging271
Nutritional Services273
Paramedic273
Pharmacy274
Physical Therapy278
Physician Assistant279
Podiatrist279
Respiratory Therapist279
Security279
Sexual Improprieties280
Surgery281
Certification of Health Care Professionals282
Licensing Health Care Professionals282
Helpful Advice for Caregivers283
Chapter 11Information Management and Health Care Records287
Introduction287
Managing Information287
Medical Records288
Chapter 12Patient Consent313
Introduction314
Consent--A Definition314
Patient Self-Determination Act314
Informed Consent315
Right to Refuse Treatment324
Proof of Consent325
Who May Consent326
Religious Beliefs329
Refusal of Treatment330
Release Form330
Exculpatory Agreement330
Statutory Consent331
Consent and Judicial Intervention331
Defense and Failure to Inform331
Chapter 13Legal Reporting Requirements335
Introduction335
Child Abuse335
Elder Abuse336
Communicable Diseases337
Births and Deaths337
Suspicious Deaths337
National Practitioner Data Bank338
Risk Management and Incident Reporting339
Sentinel Events and The Joint Commission340
Corporate Compliance Programs341
Chapter 14Issues of Procreation345
Introduction345
Abortion346
Circuit and District Court Decisions348
State Regulation350
Sterilization355
Artificial Insemination356
Wrongful Birth, Life, and Conception357
Chapter 15Patient Rights and Responsibilities365
Introduction366
Patient Rights366
Admission366
Discharge368
Transfer370
Patient Bill of Rights370
Patient Responsibilities371
Patient Advocacy373
Chapter 16Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome375
AIDS and Health Care Workers378
Suspension of Surgical Privileges378
Confidentiality378
Medical Records380
AIDS and the Right to Know380
AIDS: The Right To Treatment380
Mandatory Testing380
News Media and Confidentiality381
Discrimination381
Negligence382
Criminal Actions383
Reporting Requirements383
AIDS Emergency Act383
Occupational Safety and Health Act384
AIDS Education384
Chapter 17Health Care Ethics387
Introduction388
Ethics Committee388
End-of-Life Issues392
Autopsy411
Organ Donations413
Experimentation415
Chapter 18Malpractice Insurance423
Introduction423
The Insurance Policy424
Liability of the Professional425
The Insurance Policy425
Medical Liability Insurance428
Medical Malpractice Insurance Associations428
Self-Insurance429
Trustee Coverage429
Mandated Medical Staff Insurance Coverage429
Investigation and Settlement of Claims430
Chapter 19Labor Relations433
Introduction434
Unions and Health Care Organizations434
Federal Labor Acts434
State Laws442
Labor Rights443
Management Rights444
Equal Employment Opportunity--Affirmative Action Plan445
Patient Rights During Labor Disputes446
Injunctions446
Administering a Collective Bargaining Agreement446
Chapter 20Employment, Discipline, and Discharge449
Introduction450
Employment at Will450
Public Policy Issues451
Interference with Employment Activities454
Defamation Actions454
Retaliatory Discharge454
Fairness: The Ultimate Test456
Unemployment Compensation457
Termination457
Effective Hiring Practices461
Chapter 21Managed Care and Organizational Restructuring465
Introduction465
Common Models of Managed Care Organizations465
Horizontal Consolidations467
Federally Qualified HMOs467
State Laws467
Case Management Firms468
Third-Party Administrators468
Utilization Review468
Liability for Nonparticipating Physicians469
Employee Retirement Income Security Act469
Reducing Exposure to Liability469
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986469
Managed Care and Legal Actions470
Antitrust472
Corporate Reorganization474
Restructuring Alternatives476
General Considerations477
Medical Staff and Restructuring478
Fund-Raising478
Regulatory Authority Checklist479
Anticompetition479
Safe-Harbor Regulations480
Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in the Health Care Area481
Chapter 22Tort Reform and Reducing the Risk of Malpractice485
Introduction485
Arbitration and Mediation485
Structured Awards485
Pretrial Screening Panels486
Collateral Source Rule486
Contingency Fee Limitations488
Frivolous Claim488
Joint and Several Liability489
Malpractice Caps489
No-Fault System489
Peer Review Organizations489
Medical Misconduct490
Regulation of Insurance Practices491
Setting Standards of Medical Care491
National Health Care Reform491
Risk Management491
Continuous Quality Improvement492
Chapter 23Patient Safety and Zero Tolerance497
Introduction497
Leadership498
Medical Staff499
Human Resources499
Educations500
Information Technology (IT)501
Planning501
Resource Allocation502
Performance Improvement (PI)502
Abbreviations502
Blood Transfusions503
Emergency Department (ED)503
Environmental Safety504
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