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Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration

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8th
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9780763724948

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0763724947
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
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Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Summary

Demonstrates once again why professional and instructors nationwide rely on George Pozgar to make the study of the legal aspects of health care administration meaningful and memorable.

Author Biography

George D. Pozgar, MBA, CHE, is President of his own firm, Gp Health Care Consulting, in Annapolis, Maryland

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction to Lawp. 1
Sources of Lawp. 1
Government Organizationp. 7
Administrative Departments and Agenciesp. 11
Tort Lawp. 18
Introductionp. 19
Intentional and Negligent Wrongdoingp. 19
Negligencep. 20
Intentional Tortsp. 30
Products Liabilityp. 40
Criminal Aspects of Health Carep. 47
Introductionp. 48
Criminal Procedurep. 48
Case Reviewsp. 49
Patient Abusep. 59
Contracts and Antitrustp. 69
Introductionp. 70
Purpose of a Contractp. 70
Types of Contractsp. 70
Elements of a Contractp. 71
Competent Partiesp. 72
Legality of Objectp. 73
Statute of Fraudsp. 73
Conditionsp. 74
Performancep. 74
Nonperformance Defensesp. 74
Remediesp. 74
State Laws/Uniform Commercial Codep. 75
Contracts of Adhesionp. 75
Guaranty and Warrantyp. 75
Employment Contractsp. 75
Exclusive Contractsp. 77
Restraint of Tradep. 80
Hospital Staff Privilegesp. 83
Patient Transferp. 84
Insurance Denialsp. 86
Civil Procedure and Trial Practicep. 89
Introductionp. 90
Pleadingsp. 90
Discovery and Examination before Trialp. 92
Motionsp. 94
Notice of Trialp. 94
Memorandum of Lawp. 95
The Courtp. 95
The Juryp. 95
Subpoenasp. 96
Opening Statementsp. 96
Burden of Proofp. 96
Evidencep. 100
Defenses against Recoveryp. 106
Closing Statementsp. 114
Judge's Charge to the Juryp. 115
Jury Deliberation and Determinationp. 115
Damagesp. 116
Appealsp. 119
Execution of Judgmentsp. 120
Corporate Liabilityp. 124
Introductionp. 124
Authority of Health Care Corporationsp. 125
Corporate Organization and Committee Structurep. 126
Doctrine of Respondeat Superiorp. 128
Corporate Negligencep. 131
Duties of Health Care Corporationsp. 133
CEO/Administrator's Role and Responsibilityp. 141
Medical Staffp. 143
Medical Staffp. 146
Introductionp. 146
Medical Staff Organizationp. 146
Medical Staff Privilegesp. 148
Delineation of Clinical Privilegesp. 150
Appeal Processp. 152
Physician Supervision and Monitoringp. 152
Reappointmentsp. 153
Medical Directorp. 153
Negligent Actsp. 154
Physician-Patient Relationshipp. 178
Nursing and the Lawp. 181
Historical Perspectivep. 182
The Practice of Nursingp. 182
The Broadening Scope of Practicep. 183
Nurse Licensurep. 184
American Nurses Associationp. 185
National League for Nursingp. 185
Nurse Practice Rolesp. 185
Negligent Actsp. 192
Liability by Departments and Health Care Professionalsp. 213
Introductionp. 214
Ambulatory Care Centersp. 214
Anesthesiap. 214
Chiropractorp. 215
Dentistryp. 216
Emergency Departmentp. 217
Environment of Carep. 227
Laboratoryp. 234
Medical Imagingp. 235
Nutritional Servicesp. 238
Paramedicp. 238
Pharmacyp. 239
Physical Therapyp. 242
Physician's Assistantp. 243
Podiatristp. 243
Respiratory Therapistp. 243
Sexual Improprietiesp. 243
Surgeryp. 244
Certification of Health Care Professionalsp. 245
Licensing of Health Care Professionalsp. 245
Helpful Advice for All Health Care Professionalsp. 246
Information Management and Health Care Recordsp. 249
Introductionp. 249
Managing Informationp. 249
Medical Recordsp. 250
Patient Consentp. 273
Introductionp. 274
Consent--A Definitionp. 274
Patient Self-Determination Actp. 274
Informed Consentp. 275
Right To Refuse Treatmentp. 283
Proof of Consentp. 284
Who May Consentp. 285
Religious Beliefsp. 288
Refusal of Treatmentp. 289
Release Formp. 289
Exculpatory Agreementp. 289
Statutory Consentp. 290
Consent and Judicial Interventionp. 290
Defense and Failure To Informp. 290
Legal Reporting Requirementsp. 294
Introductionp. 294
Child Abusep. 294
Elder Abusep. 296
Communicable Diseasesp. 296
Births and Deathsp. 296
Suspicious Deathsp. 296
Reporting Professional Misconduct--National Practitioner Data Bankp. 297
Risk Management/Incident Reportingp. 298
Sentinel Event Reporting/Joint Commissionp. 299
Corporate Compliance Programsp. 300
Issues of Procreationp. 303
Introductionp. 304
Abortionp. 304
Circuit Court Decisionsp. 306
State Regulationp. 308
Sterilizationp. 312
Artificial Inseminationp. 313
Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life, and Wrongful Conceptionp. 314
Patient Rights and Responsibilitiesp. 321
Introductionp. 322
Patient Rightsp. 322
Admissionp. 322
Dischargep. 324
Transferp. 326
Patient Bill of Rightsp. 326
Patient Responsibilitiesp. 327
Patient Advocacyp. 328
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromep. 331
Introductionp. 331
Spread of AIDSp. 332
AIDS and Health Care Workersp. 334
Suspension of Surgical Privilegesp. 334
Confidentialityp. 334
Medical Recordsp. 336
AIDS and the Right To Knowp. 336
AIDS--The Right To Treatmentp. 336
Mandatory Testingp. 336
News Media and Confidentialityp. 336
Discriminationp. 337
Negligencep. 338
Criminal Actionsp. 338
Reporting Requirementsp. 339
AIDS Emergency Actp. 339
Occupational Safety and Health Actp. 339
AIDS Educationp. 339
Health Care Ethicsp. 342
Introductionp. 343
Ethics Committeep. 343
End-of-Life Issuesp. 345
Autopsyp. 363
Organ Donationsp. 365
Experimentationp. 367
Malpractice Insurancep. 374
Introductionp. 374
The Insurance Policyp. 375
Liability of the Professionalp. 375
The Insurance Agreementp. 376
Medical Liability Insurancep. 378
Medical Malpractice Insurance Associationsp. 379
Self-Insurancep. 379
Trustee Coveragep. 379
Mandated Medical Staff Insurance Coveragep. 380
Investigation and Settlement of Claimsp. 380
Labor Relationsp. 382
Introductionp. 383
Unions and Health Care Organizationsp. 383
Federal Labor Actsp. 383
State Lawsp. 390
Labor Rightsp. 392
Management Rightsp. 392
Equal Employment Opportunity--Affirmative Action Planp. 393
Patient Rights during Labor Disputesp. 394
Injunctionsp. 394
Administering a Collective Bargaining Agreementp. 394
Employment, Discipline, and Dischargep. 397
Introductionp. 398
Employment at Willp. 398
Public Policy Issuesp. 399
Interference with Employment Activitiesp. 402
Defamation Actionsp. 402
Retaliatory Dischargep. 402
Fairness--The Ultimate Testp. 403
Unemployment Compensationp. 404
Terminationp. 405
Effective Hiring Practicesp. 408
Managed Care and Organizational Restructuringp. 411
Introductionp. 411
Common Models of Managed Care Organizationsp. 412
Horizontal Consolidationsp. 413
Federally Qualified HMOsp. 413
State Lawsp. 414
Case Management Firmsp. 414
Third-Party Administratorsp. 414
Utilization Reviewp. 414
Liability for Nonparticipating Physiciansp. 415
Employee Retirement Insurance Security Actp. 415
Reducing Exposure to Liabilityp. 415
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986p. 415
Managed Care and Legal Actionsp. 416
Antitrustp. 418
Corporate Reorganizationp. 420
Restructuring Alternativesp. 422
General Considerationsp. 423
Medical Staff and Restructuringp. 424
Fund-Raisingp. 424
Regulatory Authority Checklistp. 425
Anticompetitionp. 425
Safe-Harbor Regulationsp. 426
Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in the Health Care Areap. 427
Tort Reform and Reducing the Risks of Malpracticep. 431
Introductionp. 431
Arbitration and Mediationp. 431
Structured Awardsp. 431
Pretrial Screening Panelsp. 432
Collateral Source Rulep. 432
Contingency Fee Limitationsp. 433
Frivolous Claimsp. 434
Joint and Several Liabilityp. 434
Malpractice Caps/Award Limitationsp. 434
No-Fault Systemp. 435
Peer Review Organizationsp. 435
Medical Misconductp. 436
Regulation of Insurance Practicesp. 436
Setting Standards of Medical Carep. 436
National Health Care Reformp. 436
Risk Managementp. 437
Continuous Quality Improvementp. 437
Zero Tolerancep. 442
Introductionp. 442
Leadershipp. 443
Planningp. 443
Resource Allocationp. 444
Performance Improvement (PI)p. 444
Human Resourcesp. 445
Infection Controlp. 446
Information Managementp. 446
Patient Assessmentp. 446
Emergency Departmentp. 447
Environmental Safetyp. 448
Laboratoryp. 450
Medical Staffp. 450
Medication Usep. 451
Pastoral Care Servicesp. 452
Patient Complaint Processp. 453
Patient Care Unitp. 453
Patient and Family Educationp. 453
Patient Rightsp. 453
Radiologyp. 454
Resource Centerp. 454
Respiratory Carep. 454
Sterile Supplyp. 454
Surgeryp. 454
Web Sitesp. 455
Glossaryp. 456
Index of Casesp. 462
Indexp. 470
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