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Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780834219113

ISBN10:
0834219115
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Jones & Bartlett Pub

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Summary

Completely revised text has been updated with new case illustrations, and reflects the nature of law and the healthcare industry. Features: case law within each chapter, case scenarios, chapter review, new chapter on zero tolerance, and a revised chapter on healthcare ethics. Author also wrote the Brandon/Hill title, Case Law in Health Care Administration, 2nd ed, c1999.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction to Law
1(17)
Sources of Law
1(6)
Government Organization
7(4)
Administrative Departments and Agencies
11(7)
Tort Law
18(29)
Introduction
19(1)
Intentional and Negligent Wrongdoing
19(1)
Negligence
20(10)
Intentional Torts
30(10)
Products Liability
40(7)
Criminal Aspects of Health Care
47(22)
Introduction
48(1)
Criminal Procedure
48(1)
Case Reviews
49(10)
Patient Abuse
59(10)
Contracts and Antitrust
69(20)
Introduction
70(1)
Purpose of a Contract
70(1)
Types of Contracts
70(1)
Elements of a Contract
71(1)
Competent Parties
72(1)
Legality of Object
73(1)
Statute of Frauds
73(1)
Conditions
74(1)
Performance
74(1)
Nonperformance Defences
74(1)
Remedies
74(1)
State Laws/Uniform Commercial Code
75(1)
Contracts of Adhesion
75(1)
Guaranty and Warranty
75(1)
Employment Contracts
75(2)
Exclusive Contracts
77(3)
Restraint of Trade
80(3)
Hospital Staff Privileges
83(1)
Patient Transfer
84(2)
Insurance Denials
86(3)
Civil Procedure and Trial Practice
89(35)
Introduction
90(1)
Pleadings
90(2)
Discovery and Examination before Trial
92(2)
Motions
94(1)
Notice of Trial
94(1)
Memorandum of Law
95(1)
The Court
95(1)
The Jury
95(1)
Subpoenas
96(1)
Opening Statements
96(1)
Burden of Proof
96(4)
Evidence
100(6)
Defenses against Recovery
106(8)
Closing Statements
114(1)
Judge's Charge to the Jury
115(1)
Jury Deliberation and Determination
115(1)
Damages
116(3)
Appeals
119(1)
Execution of Judgments
120(4)
Corporate Liability
124(22)
Introduction
124(1)
Authority of Health Care Corporations
125(1)
Corporate Organization and Committee Structure
126(2)
Doctrine of Respondent Superior
128(3)
Corporate Negligence
131(2)
Duties of Health Care Corporations
133(8)
CEO/Administrator's Role and Responsibility
141(2)
Medical Staff
143(3)
Medical Staff
146(35)
Introduction
146(1)
Medical Staff Organization
146(2)
Medical Staff Privileges
148(2)
Delineation of Clinical Privileges
150(2)
Appeal Process
152(1)
Physician Supervision and Monitoring
152(1)
Reappointments
153(1)
Medical Director
153(1)
Negligent Acts
154(24)
Physician--Patient Relationship
178(3)
Nursing and the Law
181(32)
Historical Perspective
182(1)
The Practice of Nursing
182(1)
The Broadening Scope of Practice
183(1)
Nurse Licensure
184(1)
American Nurses Association
185(1)
National League for Nursing
185(1)
Nurse Practice Roles
185(7)
Negligent Acts
192(21)
Liability by Departments and Health Care Professionals
213(36)
Introduction
214(1)
Ambulatory Care Centers
214(1)
Anesthesia
214(1)
Chiropractor
215(1)
Dentistry
216(1)
Emergency Department
217(10)
Environment of Care
227(7)
Laboratory
234(1)
Medical Imaging
235(3)
Nutritional Services
238(1)
Paramedic
238(1)
Pharmacy
239(3)
Physical Therapy
242(1)
Physician's Assistant
243(1)
Podiatrist
243(1)
Respiratory Therapist
243(1)
Sexual Improprieties
243(1)
Surgery
244(1)
Certification of Health Care Professionals
245(1)
Licensing of Health Care Professionals
245(1)
Helpful Advice for All Health Care Professionals
246(3)
Information Management and Health Care Records
249(24)
Introduction
249(1)
Managing Information
249(1)
Medical Records
250(23)
Patient Consent
273(21)
Introduction
274(1)
Consent---A Definition
274(1)
Patient Self-Determination Act
274(1)
Informed Consent
275(8)
Right To Refuse Treatment
283(1)
Proof of Consent
284(1)
Who May Consent
285(3)
Religious Beliefs
288(1)
Refusal of Treatment
289(1)
Release Form
289(1)
Exculpatory Agreement
289(1)
Statutory Consent
290(1)
Consent and Judicial Intervention
290(1)
Defence and Failure To Inform
290(4)
Legal Reporting Requirements
294(9)
Introduction
294(1)
Child Abuse
294(2)
Elder Abuse
296(1)
Communicable Diseases
296(1)
Births and Deaths
296(1)
Suspicious Deaths
296(1)
Reporting Professional Misconduct---National Practitioner Data Bank
297(1)
Risk Management/Incident Reporting
298(1)
Sentinel Event Reporting/Joint Commission
299(1)
Corporate Compliance Programs
300(3)
Issues of Procreation
303(18)
Introduction
304(1)
Abortion
304(2)
Circuit Court Decisions
306(2)
State Regulation
308(4)
Sterilization
312(1)
Artificial Insemination
313(1)
Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life, and Wrongful Conception
314(7)
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
321(10)
Introduction
322(1)
Patient Rights
322(1)
Admission
322(2)
Discharge
324(2)
Transfer
326(1)
Patient Bill of Rights
326(1)
Patient Responsibilities
327(1)
Patient Advocacy
328(3)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
331(11)
Introduction
331(1)
Spread of AIDS
332(2)
AIDS and Health Care Workers
334(1)
Suspension of Surgical Privileges
334(1)
Confidentiality
334(2)
Medical Records
336(1)
AIDS and the Right To Know
336(1)
AIDS---The Right To Treatment
336(1)
Mandatory Testing
336(1)
News Media and Confidentiality
336(1)
Discrimination
337(1)
Negligence
338(1)
Criminal Actions
338(1)
Reporting Requirements
339(1)
AIDS Emergency Act
339(1)
Occupational Safety and Health Act
339(1)
AIDS Education
339(3)
Health Care Ethics
342(32)
Introduction
343(1)
Ethics Committee
343(2)
End-of-Life Issues
345(18)
Autopsy
363(2)
Organ Donations
365(2)
Experimentation
367(7)
Malpractice Insurance
374(8)
Introduction
374(1)
The Insurance Policy
375(1)
Liability of the Professional
375(1)
The Insurance Agreement
376(2)
Medical Liability Insurance
378(1)
Medical Malpractice Insurance Associations
379(1)
Self-Insurance
379(1)
Trustee Coverage
379(1)
Mandated Medical Staff Insurance Coverage
380(1)
Investigation and Settlement of Claims
380(2)
Labor Relations
382(15)
Introduction
383(1)
Unions and Health Care Organizations
383(1)
Federal Labor Acts
383(7)
State Laws
390(2)
Labor Rights
392(1)
Management Rights
392(1)
Equal Employment Opportunity---Affirmative Action Plan
393(1)
Patient Rights during Labor Disputes
394(1)
Injunctions
394(1)
Administering a Collective Bargaining Agreement
394(3)
Employment, Discipline, and Discharge
397(14)
Introduction
398(1)
Employment at Will
398(1)
Public Policy Issues
399(3)
Interference with Employment Activities
402(1)
Defamation Actions
402(1)
Retaliatory Discharge
402(1)
Fairness---The Ultimate Test
403(1)
Unemployment Compensation
404(1)
Termination
405(3)
Effective Hiring Practices
408(3)
Managed Care and Organizational Restructuring
411(20)
Introduction
411(1)
Common Models of Managed Care Organizations
412(1)
Horizontal Consolidations
413(1)
Federally Qualified HMOs
413(1)
State Laws
414(1)
Case Management Firms
414(1)
Third-Party Administrators
414(1)
Utilization Review
414(1)
Liability for Nonparticipating Physicians
415(1)
Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act
415(1)
Reducing Exposure to Liability
415(1)
Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986
415(1)
Managed Care and Legal Actions
416(2)
Antitrust
418(2)
Corporate Recorganization
420(2)
Restructuring Alternatives
422(1)
General Considerations
423(1)
Medical Staff and Restructuring
424(1)
Fund-Raising
424(1)
Regulatory Authority Checklist
425(1)
Anticompetition
425(1)
Safe-Harbor Regulations
426(1)
Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in the Health Care Area
427(4)
Tort Reform and Reducing the Risks of Malpractice
431(11)
Introduction
431(1)
Arbitration and Mediation
431(1)
Structured Awards
431(1)
Pretrial Screening Panels
432(1)
Collateral Source Rule
432(1)
Contingency Fee Limitations
433(1)
Frivolous Claims
434(1)
Joint and Several Liability
434(1)
Malpractice Caps/Award Limitations
434(1)
No-Fault System
435(1)
Peer Review Organizations
435(1)
Medical Misconduct
436(1)
Regulation of Insurance Practices
436(1)
Setting Standards of Medical Care
436(1)
National Health Care Reform
436(1)
Risk Management
437(1)
Continuous Quality Improvement
437(5)
Zero Tolerance
442(14)
Introduction
442(1)
Leadership
443(1)
Planning
443(1)
Resource Allocation
444(1)
Performance Improvement (PI)
444(1)
Human Resources
445(1)
Infection Control
446(1)
Information Management
446(1)
Patient Assessment
446(1)
Emergency Department
447(1)
Environmental Safety
448(2)
Laboratory
450(1)
Medical Staff
450(1)
Medication Use
451(1)
Pastoral Care Services
452(1)
Patient Complaint Process
453(1)
Patient Care Unit
453(1)
Patient and Family Education
453(1)
Patient Rights
453(1)
Radiology
454(1)
Resource Center
454(1)
Respiratory Care
454(1)
Sterile Supply
454(1)
Surgery
454(1)
Web Sites
455(1)
Glossary 456(6)
Index of Cases 462(8)
Index 470


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