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Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration

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Edition:
9th
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9780763731823

ISBN10:
076373182X
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/1/2004
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Jones & Bartlett
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Summary

The Ninth Edition of this book continues to provide students with a strong foundation in health care law and an overview of practical ways to improve the quality and safe delivery of healthcare.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Historical Perspectivep. 1
Early Hindu and Egyptian Hospitalsp. 1
Greek and Roman Hospitalsp. 1
Hospitals of the Early Christian Erap. 2
Mohammedan Hospitalsp. 2
Early Military Hospitalsp. 3
Medieval Hospitalsp. 3
Hospitals of the Renaissancep. 4
Hospitals of the 18th Centuryp. 5
Early Hospitals in the United Statesp. 5
19th-Century Hospitalsp. 6
20th-Century Progressp. 8
Health Care and Hospitals in the 21st Centuryp. 9
Just a Beginningp. 9
Introduction to Lawp. 13
Sources of Lawp. 13
Government Organizationp. 19
Administrative Departments and Agenciesp. 24
Tort Lawp. 31
Introductionp. 32
Intentional and Negligent Wrongdoingp. 32
Negligencep. 33
Intentional Tortsp. 43
Products Liabilityp. 53
Criminal Aspects of Health Carep. 63
Introductionp. 64
Criminal Procedurep. 64
Case Reviewsp. 65
Patient Abusep. 76
Contracts and Antitrustp. 85
Introductionp. 86
Purpose of a Contractp. 86
Types of Contractsp. 86
Elements of a Contractp. 87
Competent Partiesp. 88
Legality of Objectp. 90
Conditionsp. 91
Performancep. 91
Nonperformance Defensesp. 91
Remediesp. 91
State Laws/Uniform Commercial Codep. 92
Contracts of Adhesionp. 92
Guaranty and Warrantyp. 92
Employment Contractsp. 92
Exclusive Contractsp. 95
Restraint of Tradep. 98
Hospital Staff Privilegesp. 101
Patient Transferp. 102
Insurance Denialsp. 104
Civil Procedure and Trial Practicep. 107
Introductionp. 108
Pleadingsp. 108
Discovery and Examination Before Trialp. 110
Motionsp. 112
Notice of Trialp. 114
Memorandum of Lawp. 114
The Courtp. 114
The Juryp. 115
Subpoenasp. 115
Opening Statementsp. 116
Burden of Proofp. 116
Evidencep. 119
Defenses Against Recoveryp. 126
Closing Statementsp. 134
Judge's Charge to the Juryp. 134
Jury Deliberation and Determinationp. 135
Damagesp. 135
Appealsp. 139
Execution of Judgmentsp. 140
Corporate Liabilityp. 143
Introductionp. 143
Authority of Health Care Corporationsp. 144
Corporate Organization and Committee Structurep. 145
Doctrine of Respondeat Superiorp. 147
Corporate Negligencep. 150
Duties of Health Care Corporationsp. 152
CEO/Administrator's Role and Responsibilityp. 160
Medical Staffp. 162
Medical Staffp. 167
Introductionp. 167
Medical Staff Organizationp. 167
Medical Staff Privilegesp. 169
Delineation of Clinical Privilegesp. 172
Appeal Processp. 173
Medical Staff Bylaws--A Contractp. 174
Physician Supervision and Monitoringp. 175
Reappointmentsp. 176
Medical Directorp. 176
Negligent Actsp. 176
Physician-Patient Relationshipp. 205
Nursing and the Lawp. 209
The Practice of Nursingp. 210
The Broadening Scope of Practicep. 211
Nurse Licensurep. 211
American Nurses Associationp. 212
National League for Nursingp. 212
Nurse Practice Rolesp. 212
Negligent Actsp. 219
Liability by Departments and Health Care Professionalsp. 247
Introductionp. 248
Ambulatory Care Centersp. 248
Anesthesiap. 248
Chiropractorp. 250
Dentistp. 250
Emergency Departmentp. 252
The Environmentp. 261
Laboratoryp. 268
Medical Imagingp. 271
Nutritional Servicesp. 273
Paramedicp. 273
Pharmacyp. 274
Physical Therapyp. 278
Physician Assistantp. 279
Podiatristp. 279
Respiratory Therapistp. 279
Securityp. 279
Sexual Improprietiesp. 280
Surgeryp. 281
Certification of Health Care Professionalsp. 282
Licensing Health Care Professionalsp. 282
Helpful Advice for Caregiversp. 283
Information Management and Health Care Recordsp. 287
Introductionp. 287
Managing Informationp. 287
Medical Recordsp. 288
Patient Consentp. 313
Introductionp. 314
Consent--A Definitionp. 314
Patient Self-Determination Actp. 314
Informed Consentp. 315
Right to Refuse Treatmentp. 324
Proof of Consentp. 325
Who May Consentp. 326
Religious Beliefsp. 329
Refusal of Treatmentp. 330
Release Formp. 330
Exculpatory Agreementp. 330
Statutory Consentp. 331
Consent and Judicial Interventionp. 331
Defense and Failure to Informp. 331
Legal Reporting Requirementsp. 335
Introductionp. 335
Child Abusep. 335
Elder Abusep. 336
Communicable Diseasesp. 337
Births and Deathsp. 337
Suspicious Deathsp. 337
National Practitioner Data Bankp. 338
Risk Management and Incident Reportingp. 339
Sentinel Events and The Joint Commissionp. 340
Corporate Compliance Programsp. 341
Issues of Procreationp. 345
Introductionp. 345
Abortionp. 346
Circuit and District Court Decisionsp. 348
State Regulationp. 350
Sterilizationp. 355
Artificial Inseminationp. 356
Wrongful Birth, Life, and Conceptionp. 357
Patient Rights and Responsibilitiesp. 365
Introductionp. 366
Patient Rightsp. 366
Admissionp. 366
Dischargep. 368
Transferp. 370
Patient Bill of Rightsp. 370
Patient Responsibilitiesp. 371
Patient Advocacyp. 373
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromep. 375
AIDS and Health Care Workersp. 378
Suspension of Surgical Privilegesp. 378
Confidentialityp. 378
Medical Recordsp. 380
AIDS and the Right to Knowp. 380
AIDS: The Right To Treatmentp. 380
Mandatory Testingp. 380
News Media and Confidentialityp. 381
Discriminationp. 381
Negligencep. 382
Criminal Actionsp. 383
Reporting Requirementsp. 383
AIDS Emergency Actp. 383
Occupational Safety and Health Actp. 384
AIDS Educationp. 384
Health Care Ethicsp. 387
Introductionp. 388
Ethics Committeep. 388
End-of-Life Issuesp. 392
Autopsyp. 411
Organ Donationsp. 413
Experimentationp. 415
Malpractice Insurancep. 423
Introductionp. 423
The Insurance Policyp. 424
Liability of the Professionalp. 425
The Insurance Policyp. 425
Medical Liability Insurancep. 428
Medical Malpractice Insurance Associationsp. 428
Self-Insurancep. 429
Trustee Coveragep. 429
Mandated Medical Staff Insurance Coveragep. 429
Investigation and Settlement of Claimsp. 430
Labor Relationsp. 433
Introductionp. 434
Unions and Health Care Organizationsp. 434
Federal Labor Actsp. 434
State Lawsp. 442
Labor Rightsp. 443
Management Rightsp. 444
Equal Employment Opportunity--Affirmative Action Planp. 445
Patient Rights During Labor Disputesp. 446
Injunctionsp. 446
Administering a Collective Bargaining Agreementp. 446
Employment, Discipline, and Dischargep. 449
Introductionp. 450
Employment at Willp. 450
Public Policy Issuesp. 451
Interference with Employment Activitiesp. 454
Defamation Actionsp. 454
Retaliatory Dischargep. 454
Fairness: The Ultimate Testp. 456
Unemployment Compensationp. 457
Terminationp. 457
Effective Hiring Practicesp. 461
Managed Care and Organizational Restructuringp. 465
Introductionp. 465
Common Models of Managed Care Organizationsp. 465
Horizontal Consolidationsp. 467
Federally Qualified HMOsp. 467
State Lawsp. 467
Case Management Firmsp. 468
Third-Party Administratorsp. 468
Utilization Reviewp. 468
Liability for Nonparticipating Physiciansp. 469
Employee Retirement Income Security Actp. 469
Reducing Exposure to Liabilityp. 469
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986p. 469
Managed Care and Legal Actionsp. 470
Antitrustp. 472
Corporate Reorganizationp. 474
Restructuring Alternativesp. 476
General Considerationsp. 477
Medical Staff and Restructuringp. 478
Fund-Raisingp. 478
Regulatory Authority Checklistp. 479
Anticompetitionp. 479
Safe-Harbor Regulationsp. 480
Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in the Health Care Areap. 481
Tort Reform and Reducing the Risk of Malpracticep. 485
Introductionp. 485
Arbitration and Mediationp. 485
Structured Awardsp. 485
Pretrial Screening Panelsp. 486
Collateral Source Rulep. 486
Contingency Fee Limitationsp. 488
Frivolous Claimp. 488
Joint and Several Liabilityp. 489
Malpractice Capsp. 489
No-Fault Systemp. 489
Peer Review Organizationsp. 489
Medical Misconductp. 490
Regulation of Insurance Practicesp. 491
Setting Standards of Medical Carep. 491
National Health Care Reformp. 491
Risk Managementp. 491
Continuous Quality Improvementp. 492
Patient Safety and Zero Tolerancep. 497
Introductionp. 497
Leadershipp. 498
Medical Staffp. 499
Human Resourcesp. 499
Educationsp. 500
Information Technology (IT)p. 501
Planningp. 501
Resource Allocationp. 502
Performance Improvement (PI)p. 502
Abbreviationsp. 502
Blood Transfusionsp. 503
Emergency Department (ED)p. 503
Environmental Safetyp. 504
Identifying the Correct Patientp. 507
Illegible Handwritingp. 507
Infant Securityp. 507
Infection Controlp. 508
Laboratoryp. 508
Medication Usep. 509
Patient Assessmentp. 511
Patient Care Unitp. 512
Patient Rightsp. 512
Sterile Supplyp. 512
Surgeryp. 513
Verbal Ordersp. 513
Ventilator-Related Injuriesp. 514
Spiritual Care Servicesp. 514
Web Sitesp. 514
Worldwide Searchp. 515
Introductionp. 515
Web Site Directoryp. 517
International Web Sitesp. 520
Journey to Excellencep. 521
A Patient's Perspectivep. 521
Creating a New World Orderp. 522
The Journey Beginsp. 522
The Health Care War Roomp. 522
Dream Boardsp. 523
Ideas for Getting Startedp. 523
Funding Your Programsp. 524
The Five Sensesp. 525
Glossaryp. 527
Indexp. 535
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