Optometry Law [NOOK Book]

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A LAW BOOK FOR OPTOMETRY STUDENTS AND OPTOMETRISTS

Optometry students and optometrists will find this book very useful in serving as a quick reference of how optometry...
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Optometry Law

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Overview

A LAW BOOK FOR OPTOMETRY STUDENTS AND OPTOMETRISTS

Optometry students and optometrists will find this book very useful in serving as a quick reference of how optometry and law interrelated in an optometric practice; therefore, providing the optometry students and optometrists an essential knowledge in optometry law for protection against a malpractice lawsuit. Generally, it is easier to prevent a malpractice lawsuit than to defend it.



For a quick, easy reading and reference of:

• A Legal History of Optometry in America

• Fundamental Laws in Optometry

• Clinical Optometry and the Law

• Risk Management

• Legal Tips

• Law References

• Summary of Optometry Laws by State, including Washington, DC
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014965392
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 299
  • File size: 274 KB

Meet the Author

Stephen H. Eap, O.D., J.D., a UCLA graduate, earned his optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry and his law degree from the Pacific Coast University School of Law. Dr. Eap is in private practice in Long Beach, CA. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. He also lectures to optometrists on the fundamental laws related to the practice of optometry.
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  • Posted November 14, 2012

    All optometrists practicing in the Unites States should read thi

    All optometrists practicing in the Unites States should read this book. You’re probably practicing some form of negligence without knowing it. This book will help you fix that.
    This book is quite easy to read. I'm impressed that a JD can write a book in such a simple language, which is what I like about it. First part of the book covers optometry law of the US. Then, it goes into the laws of each state from A to Z. I keep it in my office for good reference.
    Besides the malpractice prevention info that I find beneficial, what I like is towards two third of the book. There you find different forms: informed consent forms, refusal forms, referral forms, surgical forms, other forms that you can copy and use for your office. Even these forms are written in a simple and concise language. Patients will feel more friendly reading and signing the forms.
    The only little thing I'd wish was that the "Summary of Optometry Laws by State" section was not written in all CAP's. But that's just minor thing, and it's my personal preference.
    Overall, I'd give this book an A+. It deserves to be read by all practicing optometrists. If you're an optometry student about to go into clinical, I would highly recommend this book as well. It will help you start a healthy habit of practicing optometry. It is worth the investment.

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