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1.  Which of the following is a situation in which the goal of law is not accurately portrayed?
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2.  The foundation of the law of the land is
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3.  Which of the following is not a result of the impact of the bill of rights on the health-care system
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4.  Which branch of government developed the source of law that implemented the medicaid and medicare amendments to the social security act of 1965
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5.  Which of the following is not an agency that can enact rules that become administrative law
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6.  Which of the following statements about the checks and balances system is untrue
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7.  Which state does not have roots in english common law
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8.  All the cases below would be considered a civil case except
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9.  Which of the following is primarily a criminal case
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10.  An example of in personam jurisdiction is
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11.  When a court has jurisdiction over property or a thing itself, rather than over the people involved, the type of jurisdiction is called:
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12.  Which of the following cases could be sent from the district court to the appellate court
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13.  The individual who brings a case to court is the
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14.  If a physician is being sued by a patient for the acts of medical assistant, which of the following applies
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15.  If a defendant is asked, "what did you see just before you stopped your car to help the victims of the car wreck?" what situation likely is involved?
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16.  When the us supreme court decises a case, it is binding to
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17.  If a man enters surgery to have his left leg amputated and leaves surgery with his right leg amputated, which latin term of law applies
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18.  If a judge decides a case on the basis of findings of a previous court in a similar case, which latin term applies
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19.  The supreme court hears cases from courts with what jurisdiction
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20.  Which of the following is true about a malpractice case
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21.  Which of the following would not be considered a tort
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22.  Which type of tort has at its essence the relationship to or ownership of the thing that causes harm
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23.  Which of the following is not among the major intentional torts
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24.  Placing a person in immediate fear or apprehension of a harmful touching without his or her consent is
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25.  During which of the following surgeries would it be reasonable for a physician to remove the organ mentioned without specific consent
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26.  Which of the following patients could probably receive a blood transusion without consent if the physician obtain a court order
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27.  Which of the following can be transferred
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28.  Consent is implied when
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29.  In which of the following situations could sexual activity with a patient be acceptable
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30.  In which of the following situations would a medical facility probably avoid false imprisionment charges
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31.  A written statement of defamatin is known as
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32.  A person comes into the emergency room complaining of chest pain. while the doctor is examining the paitent, the patient becomes inconscious. the physician performs life-saving measures to treat the patient. the physician determines that the patient needs emergency surgery or will definitely die. the patient is rushed to surgery. this is an example of:
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33.  Which type of consent is necessary to help health-care workers avoid accusations of battery
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34.  Taising a hand to strike a patient, even if the patient was not touched, can be considered
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35.  A health-care professional who believs that an unconscious patient should receive a certain treatment but knows that the patient's religious beliefs prohibit such treatment faces
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36.  Use of retraint on a nursing home patient who is constantly wandering the halls is an example of
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37.  Which of the following issues would not appear in an institution's policy on use of restraints
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38.  Quasi-intentional torts include all the following except
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39.  The statement, "the information is true, but it is information that a person wants to keep private," likely pertains to
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40.  As a result of increased use of computers in the health-care setting, the following was established to decrease the potential for breach of confidentiatlity
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41.  Which of the following statements regarding individual liability insurance policies is correct
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42.  The prime objective of obtaining liability coverage is to
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43.  Which of the following individuals is probably an independent contractor
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44.  Most physicians' offices carry a liability policy. which of these individuals would not be covered under the policy
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45.  A claim on a liability policy might result from
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46.  What is the best reason to carry a personal professional liability policy
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47.  Which is not an advantage of a personal professional liability policy
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48.  If a policy was in effect from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 2000, and a liability claim was filed on June 23, 2002, what type of coverage could cover the claim, if purchased
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49.  A policy was in effect from July 1, 1979, through August 31, 1995. a claim was made on the policy on October 24, 1998, related to an incident that happened while coverage was in force. which type of policy is most likely to cover the claim
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50.  The declarations page of a policy would not include which of the following items
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51.  Several people sue a physician for medical professional liability over the course of one year, such that the limits of the policy are exceeded. What type of coverage may cover amounts over the limit of the regular policy
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52.  Which of the following claims would probably be excluded from a professional liability policy
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53.  What is the best way to notify an insurer if a claim has been made against an insured person or facility
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54.  If the insurer determines that individuals not named int he claim played a role in the incident that led to the filing, the insurer may exercise the right of
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55.  If an insurer pays a claim even though the physician contends that he or she was not at fault, the insurer may be exercising the right to
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56.  the declarations page usually spells out which of the following espects of liability
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57.  Liability policies usually require annual payment of which of the following
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58.  Liability insurers are interested in whether individuals or facilities have ever had which of the following filed against them
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59.  Provisions in a policy usually allow an insurer to cancel or refuse to do which of the following with respect to the policy
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60.  When there are disagreements about a claim-related accident, exclusions in an employer's liability policy can cause which of the following
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61.  Of the following scenarios, which would probably be considered battery
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62.  Which of the following scenarios is not in line with the foundation of informed consent doctrine
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63.  Dr sims is explaining the consent form to ms barber, who will undergo surgery next week. which of the following statements does not fulfill an informed consent disclosure requirement
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64.  In which case has informed consent not been obtained correctly
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65.  Consent is implied in all of the following situations except
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66.  Which of the following is most likely considered a competent patient
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67.  The general rule regarding competency states that a person is presumed to be competent unless there is a valid reason to believe otherwise. which of the following patients might not be competent
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68.  Consent is being sought for a patient to undergo chemotherapy. whicch of the following would not be considered a surrogate decision maker in the event that the patient is unable to consent
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69.  The patient that expresses his or her wishes in writing with regard to medical treatment offers the following
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70.  Which of the following would be classified as a special circumstance with regard  to consent
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71.  A 45 year old female patient had lumps in her breast since 1996. she was diagnosed with breat cancer in 1998 after being advised at every medical checkup, beginning in 1990k, to have annual mammograms. every checkup discussion included the risks of not having the mommograms, as she was considered a high risk patient. she had a mammogram on 1990 and again in 1992. she has brought a medical professinal liablity suit against her physician because she says he should have diagnosed the lumps in 1996. what principle may cause the paitent to lose her case
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72.  Which of the following is not an exception to the duty of disclosure
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73.  What should be the motivation of a surrogate decision maker when considering removing life prolonging treatment from a patient
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74.  Patients who want their physician to decide what is best for them with regard to medical decision making and waive their right to informed consent sign a:
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75.  Informed consent is related to what area of law
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76.  What law prohibits the performance of any sort of experimental treatment for purposes of research without the express written consent of the patient or the patient's surragate decision maker
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77.  Many states have laws that permit minors, whether emancipated or not, to consent to treatment in which of the following situations
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78.  Which of the following can include a living will and a medical durable power of attorney that designates a health care proxy, health careproxy, health care surrogate or health care respresentative
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79.  Which dovument does a competent patient sign to express his or her futre health care wishes to be carried out when he or she can no longer make such decisions
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80.  All dying patients are guaranteed the right to
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81.  A patient comes to a medical office and demands that she be given her medical record. which of these statements is false in this situation
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82.  The primary purpose of a medical record is to
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83.  Sue is a nurse providing care for patient. in which of the follwoing situations is she not using the medical record according to the purposes of documentation
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84.  Which of the following identifies a patient's strength
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85.  All of the following are components of the medical record except
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86.  Using the SOAP format, which of the following is objective data
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87.  Using the SOAP format, which of the followign is an assessment
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88.  Using the SOAPIE format, which statement is an evaluation
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89.  Which of the following statements should not be used on an incident report
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90.  Which legal problem involving medical records does a nurse face if she dispensed medicaiton of the basis of incorrect lab results
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91.  Which health care professional is bound to protect the confidentiality of the medical record
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92.  Which of the followign is false about charting
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93.  Which charting guideline applies when the health care professional dcuments that the patient is receivign phone calls that seem to result in emotional reactions or fear
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94.  Which of the follwoing is not an advantage of electronic charting
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95.  Ich of the following are disadvantages of electronic charting
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96.  The medical record used to determine whether health care professionals met obligations to patients and followed policies and guidelines, is considered which of the following
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97.  Which of the following SOAP methods is much more organized than the obsolete narrative format
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98.  Which of the following is an abbreviated lsiting of the care elements specific to the patient
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99.  When facilities wish to document care given to patients in restraints, neurological assessments, and vital signs, health care professionals may use which of the following
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100.  Progress notes can be structured in several ways, including SOAP, PIE, and which of the following
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