NCCT - Medical Office Management - Part A - Law & Ethics

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In the following NCCT (National Centre for Competency Testing) exam we’ll look at your general knowledge on the topics of law and ethics – two subjects incredibly important for understanding the basic principles that go toward being a good person and why a person should utilise them. How much do you know about ethics and upholding the law? Let’s find out right now! Good luck, you might need it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    RIGHT & WRONG CONDUCT IS KNOWN AS?
    • A. 

      EMPATHY

    • B. 

      CRIMINAL LAW

    • C. 

      ETHICS

    • D. 

      LICENSURE

  • 2. 
    THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF MEDICAL TORT LIABILITY IS?
    • A. 

      NEGLIGENCE

    • B. 

      BREACH OF CONTRACT

    • C. 

      BREACH OF CONFIDENCE

    • D. 

      FRAUD AND DECEIT

  • 3. 
    A PERSON BEING SUED IS CALLED THE?
    • A. 

      PLAINTIFF

    • B. 

      TORT

    • C. 

      DEFENDANT

    • D. 

      CRIMINAL LAW

  • 4. 
    THE WITHDRAWAL OF A PHYSICIAN FROM THE CARE OF A PATIENT WITHOUT REASONABLE NOTICE OF SUCH DISCHARGE FROM THE CASE BY THE PATIENT IS?
    • A. 

      CONTRACT

    • B. 

      REASONABLE CARE

    • C. 

      NEGLIGENCE

    • D. 

      ABANDONMENT

  • 5. 
    AN UNLAWFUL THREAT OR ATTEMPT TO DO BODILY INJURY TO ANTOHER IS?
    • A. 

      LITIGATION

    • B. 

      ASSAULT

    • C. 

      CRIME

    • D. 

      LIBEL

  • 6. 
    THE HEALTH WORKER IS PROTECTED BY LAW IF IT CAN BE DETERMINED THAT HE OR SHE ACTED REASONABLE AS COMPARED WITH FELLOW WORKERS. THIS IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR

    • B. 

      REASONABLE CARE

    • C. 

      DUTY OF CARE

    • D. 

      STATUTE

  • 7. 
    NEGLIGENCE BY A PROFESSIONAL PERSON IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      INVASION OF PRIVACY

    • B. 

      SLANDER

    • C. 

      MALPRACTICE

    • D. 

      TORT

  • 8. 
    AN ACT THAT VIOLATES CRIMINAL LAW IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      DEFAMATION

    • B. 

      CRIME

    • C. 

      LIBEL

    • D. 

      SLANDER

  • 9. 
    THE BREAKING OF A LAW, PROMISE, OR DUTY IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      STATUTE

    • B. 

      BREACH

    • C. 

      CONSENT

    • D. 

      INCOMPETENT

  • 10. 
    THE ABILITY TO SEE THINGS FROM ANOTHER PERSON'S POINT OF VIEW IS?
    • A. 

      CONSENT

    • B. 

      RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR

    • C. 

      EMPATHY

    • D. 

      ETHICS

  • 11. 
    THE TIME ESTABLISHED FOR FILING LAW SUITS IS?
    • A. 

      CIVIL LAW

    • B. 

      STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    • C. 

      CONTRACT

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 12. 
    A WRIT THAT COMMANDS A WITNESS TO APPEAR AT A TRIAL OR OTHER PROCEEDING AND TO GIVE TESTIMONY IS A(N)?
    • A. 

      HABEAS CORPUS

    • B. 

      TORT OF APPEARANCE

    • C. 

      SUBPOENA

    • D. 

      TORT ET A TRAVERS

  • 13. 
    A WRONG COMMITTED AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON OR THE PERSON'S PROPERTY IS A?
    • A. 

      DEFAMATION

    • B. 

      LIBEL

    • C. 

      TORT

    • D. 

      PLAINTIFF

  • 14. 
    HOLDING OR DETAINING A PERSON AGAINST HIS WILL IS?
    • A. 

      FALSE IMPRISONMENT

    • B. 

      CRIME

    • C. 

      INCOMPETENT

    • D. 

      DUTY OF CARE

  • 15. 
    A VIOLATION OF A PERSON'S RIGHT NOT TO HAVE HIS OR HER NAME, PHOTOGRAPH, OR PRIVATE AFFAIRS EXPOSED OF MADE PUBLIC WITHOUT GIVING CONSENT IS?
    • A. 

      FALSE IMPRISONMENT

    • B. 

      MALPRACTICE

    • C. 

      INVASION OF PRIVACY

    • D. 

      STATUTE

  • 16. 
    A MAJOR CRIME FOR WHICH GREATER PUNISHMENT IS IMPOSED OTHER THAN A MISDEMEANOR IS?
    • A. 

      LICENSURE

    • B. 

      CIVIL LAW

    • C. 

      TORT

    • D. 

      FELONY

  • 17. 
    ONE WHO INSTITUTES A LAWSUIT IS?
    • A. 

      DEFENDANT

    • B. 

      PLAINTIFF

    • C. 

      LITIGATION

    • D. 

      RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR

  • 18. 
    A LEGAL STATEMENT OF HOW AN INDIVIDUAL'S PROPERTY IS TO BE DISTRIBUTED AFTER DEATH IS?
    • A. 

      CONTRACT

    • B. 

      TORT

    • C. 

      WILL

    • D. 

      JUDGEMENT

  • 19. 
    INFORMATION GIVEN BY A PATIENT TO MEDICAL PERSONNEL WHICH CANNOT BE DISCLOSED WITHOUT CONSENT OF THE PERSON WHO GAVE IT IS?
    • A. 

      DUTY OF CARE

    • B. 

      RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR

    • C. 

      JUDGEMENT

    • D. 

      PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION

  • 20. 
    A RULE OF CONDUCT MADE BY A GOVERNMENT BODY IS?
    • A. 

      TORT

    • B. 

      LAW

    • C. 

      WILL

    • D. 

      CONTRACT

  • 21. 
    FAILURE TO DO SOMETHING THAT A REASONABLE PERSON WOULD DO UNDER ORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ENDS UP CAUSING HARM TO ANOTHER PERSON OR A PERSON'S PROPERTY IS?
    • A. 

      MALPRACTICE

    • B. 

      NEGLIGENCE

    • C. 

      SLANDER

    • D. 

      DEFAMATION

  • 22. 
    PERMISSION GRANTED BY A PERSON VOLUNTARILY AND IN HIS RIGHT MIND IS?
    • A. 

      CONSENT

    • B. 

      LITIGATION

    • C. 

      BREACH

    • D. 

      DUTY OF CARE

  • 23. 
    INJURING THE NAME & REPUTATION OF ANOTHER PERSON BY MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO A THIRD PERSON IS?
    • A. 

      EMPATHY

    • B. 

      NEGLIGENCE

    • C. 

      DEFAMATION

    • D. 

      ETHICS

  • 24. 
    AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN TWO OR MORE PARTIES FOR THE DOING OR NOT DOING OF SOME DEFINITE THING IS?
    • A. 

      CONTRACT

    • B. 

      LITIGATION

    • C. 

      STATUTE

    • D. 

      FELONY

  • 25. 
    LACK OF PHYSICAL OR MENTAL FITNESS IS KNOW AS?
    • A. 

      BREACH OF DUTY

    • B. 

      ABANDONMENT

    • C. 

      COMPETENCE

    • D. 

      INCOMPETENCE

  • 26. 
    THE FINAL DECISION OF A COURT IN AN ACTION OR SUIT IS?
    • A. 

      CONSENT

    • B. 

      CONTRACT

    • C. 

      JUDGEMENT

    • D. 

      LICENSURE

  • 27. 
    RESPONSIBILITY OF AN EMPLOYER FOR THE ACTS OF AN EMPLOYEE IS?
    • A. 

      LIBEL

    • B. 

      MALPRACTICE

    • C. 

      RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR

    • D. 

      CIVIL LAW

  • 28. 
    A LATIN TERM SIGNIFYING THAT A PERSON IS NOT OF SOUND MIND IS?
    • A. 

      RES GESTAE

    • B. 

      NON COMPOS MENTIS

    • C. 

      RES JUDICATA

    • D. 

      TECUM

  • 29. 
    A PERSON WHO IS NO LONGER UNDER THE CARE, CUSTODY, OR SUPERVISION OF A PARENT IS CALLED A(N)?
    • A. 

      EMANCIPATED MINOR

    • B. 

      PLAINTIFF

    • C. 

      DEFENDANT

    • D. 

      TORT

  • 30. 
    AN IMPARTIAL PANEL ESTABLISHED TO LISTEN TO & INVESTIGATE PATIENT'S COMPLAINTS ABOUT MEDICAL CARE OR EXCESSIVE FEES IS CALLED A _________ COMMITTEE.
    • A. 

      MEDICAL ETHICS

    • B. 

      MEDICAL GRIEVANCE

    • C. 

      CIVIL LAW

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 31. 
    LATIN FOR "THINGS DONE; DEEDS"; THE FACTS & CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDANT TO THE ACT IN QUESTION WOULD BE CALLED?
    • A. 

      RES GESTAE

    • B. 

      LOCUM TENEMS

    • C. 

      TECUM

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 32. 
    TESTIMONY OF A WITNESS UNDER OATH & WRITTEN DOWN BEFORE TRIAL FOR POSSIBLE USE WHEN THE CASE COMES TO TRIAL IS?
    • A. 

      DEPOSITION

    • B. 

      CITATION

    • C. 

      WARRANT

    • D. 

      EXPERT TESTIMONY

  • 33. 
    A STATUTE THAT ENFORCES PRIVATE RIGHT & LIABILITIES, AS DIFFERENTIATED FROM CRIMINAL LAW IS CALLED A?
    • A. 

      STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    • B. 

      CIVIL LAW

    • C. 

      MEDICAL ARBITRATION

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 34. 
    VIOLATION OR OMISSION OF A LEGAL OR MORAL DUTY IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      NEGLIGENCE

    • B. 

      BREACH OF DUTY

    • C. 

      DEFAMATION

    • D. 

      MALPRACTICE

  • 35. 
    A DELIBERATE PHYSICAL ATTACK UPON A PERSON IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      ASSAULT

    • B. 

      BATTERY

    • C. 

      SLANDER

    • D. 

      CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

  • 36. 
    LATIN FOR "HE WHO ACTS THROUGH ANOTHER ACTS FOR HIMSELF" IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      RES GESTAE

    • B. 

      QUI FACIT PER ALIUM FACIT PER SE

    • C. 

      LOCUM TENEMS

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 37. 
    THE BRANCH OF STUDY OF MORAL ISSUES, QUESTIONS, AND PROBLEMS ARISING IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE & BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      BIOETHICS

    • B. 

      LITIGATION

    • C. 

      PHILOSOPHY

    • D. 

      PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION

  • 38. 
    A STATEMENT GIVEN CONCERNING SOME SCIENTIFIC, TECHINCAL, OR PROFESSIONAL MATTER BY AN EXPERT, SUCH AS A PHYSICIAN IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      LITIGATION

    • B. 

      EXPERT TESTIMONY

    • C. 

      MEDICAL ARBITRATION

    • D. 

      BURDEN OF PROOF

  • 39. 
    A PATIENT'S FAILURE TO ACT PRUDENTLY & REASONABLY, OR DOING THAT WHICH A REASONABLE PERSON WOULD NOT DO UNDER SIMILIAR CIRCUMSTANCES IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      BREACH OF DUTY

    • B. 

      ASSUMPTION OF RISK

    • C. 

      CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 40. 
    CONSENT TO TREATMENT BASED ON A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF ALL POSSIBLE RISKS OF UNPREVENTABLE RESULTS OF THAT TREATMENT IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

    • B. 

      FRAUD

    • C. 

      ASSUMPTION OF RISK

    • D. 

      PROXIMATE CAUSE

  • 41. 
    CONDUCT, COURTESY, AND MANNERS THAT ARE CUSTOMARILY USED IN A MEDICAL OFFICE BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE KNOWN AS?
    • A. 

      ETHICS

    • B. 

      MORAL THERAPY

    • C. 

      PRECOCITY

    • D. 

      MEDICAL ETIQUETTE

  • 42. 
    AN INTENTIONAL PERVERSION OF TRUTH FOR THE PURPOSE OF INDUCING ANOTHER IN RELIANCE UPON IT TO PART WITH SOME VALUABLE THING BELONGING TO HIM OR TO SURRENDER A LEGAL RIGHT IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      FRAUD

    • B. 

      NEGLIGENCE

    • C. 

      ASSUMPTION OF RISK

    • D. 

      CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

  • 43. 
    TO INTERRUPT OR DISCONTINUE A SUIT TEMPORARILY WITH THE INTENTION OR RESUMPTION AT A LATER DATE, OR TO ASK FOR A CONTINUANCE IS CALLED A?
    • A. 

      SUSPENSION

    • B. 

      JUDGEMENT

    • C. 

      CIVIL LAW

    • D. 

      DEPOSITION

  • 44. 
    LATIN FOR "THINGS DECIDED"---- THAT IS, A MATTER ALREADY DECIDED BY JUDICIAL AUTHORITY IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      RES JUDICATA

    • B. 

      RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR

    • C. 

      LOCUM TENEMS

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 45. 
    THAT WHICH IN  NATURAL & CONTINUOUS SEQUENCE, UNBROKEN BY ANY NEW INDEPENDENT CAUSE, PRODUCES AN EVENT, AND WITHOUT WHICH THE INJURY WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      NEGLIGENCE

    • B. 

      PROXIMATE CAUSE

    • C. 

      ASSUMPTION OF RISK

    • D. 

      ASSAULT

  • 46. 
    THE PRESUMPTION OF INFERENCE OF NEGLIGENCE WHEN AN ACCIDENT IS OTHERWISE UNABLE TO BE EXPLAINED IN TERMS OF ORDINARY & KNOWN EXPERIENCE IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      RES JUDICATA

    • B. 

      RES IPSA LOQUITUR

    • C. 

      LOCUM TENEMS

    • D. 

      RES GESTAE

  • 47. 
    FAILURE TO ACHIEVE AN AGREED UPON RESULT, EVEN WHEN THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF SKILL HAS BEEN USED, IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      BREACH OF CONTRACT

    • B. 

      NEGLIGENCE

    • C. 

      PROXIMATE CAUSE

    • D. 

      ETHICS

  • 48. 
    WHAT LICENSE MUST A PHYSICIAN HAVE TO DISPENSE, PRESCRIBE OR ADMINISTER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES?
    • A. 

      LAWYERS

    • B. 

      NARCOTIC

    • C. 

      BUSINESS

    • D. 

      OCCUPATIONAL

  • 49. 
    UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION REGARDING ANY PATIENT TO A THIRD PARTY MAY RESULT IN?
    • A. 

      CIVIL LAW LIABILITY

    • B. 

      MEDICAL LIABILITY

    • C. 

      INVASION OF PRIVACY

    • D. 

      DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER

  • 50. 
    MEDICAL RESEARCH IS OFTEN PUBLISHED IN MEDICAL JOURNALS THAT ARE EVALUATED BY MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY THROUGH A PROCESS KNOWN AS?
    • A. 

      PROFESSIONAL REVIEW

    • B. 

      HOSPITAL REVIEW

    • C. 

      PEER REVIEW

    • D. 

      PROMETHIUM REVIEW

  • 51. 
    UNDER THE PEER REVIEW IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1982, PEER REVIEW ORGANIZATIONS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REVIEW FOR APPROPRIATENESS & NECESSITY OF PUTTING A PATIENT INTO THE HOSPITAL BY A PROCESS KNOWN AS ____________ REVIEW.
    • A. 

      PROCEDURE

    • B. 

      ADMISSIONS

    • C. 

      COST

    • D. 

      QUALITY

  • 52. 
    A FRAUDULENT SIGNATURE IS CALLED?
    • A. 

      ENDORSEMENT

    • B. 

      FORGERY

    • C. 

      FRAUD

    • D. 

      FORBEARANCE

  • 53. 
    ________ ARE DEFINED AS WHAT ARE RIGHT & WRONG?
    • A. 

      RULES

    • B. 

      ETHICS

    • C. 

      LAWS

    • D. 

      GUIDELINES

  • 54. 
    WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MIGHT INVOLVE A DECISION BASED UPON BIOETHICS?
    • A. 

      REPORTING PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL ABUSE

    • B. 

      TREATING A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO IS PREGNANT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT

    • C. 

      THE USE OF FETAL TISSUE TRANSPLANTATION FOR RESEARCH

    • D. 

      REPORTING TO THE AUTHORITIES A SUICIDAL PATIENT

  • 55. 
    A PHYSICIAN MUST HAVE THE PATIENT'S PERMISSION IN WRITING TO REVEAL ANY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION EXCEPT FOR WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING?
    • A. 

      GUNSHOT WOUND

    • B. 

      ANOREXIA

    • C. 

      DRUG ADDICTION

    • D. 

      PREGNANCY

  • 56. 
    IT IS _________ TO DENY TREATMENT TO ANY HIV INFECTED PATIENTS?
    • A. 

      ILLEGAL

    • B. 

      MORAL

    • C. 

      UNETHICAL

    • D. 

      ETHICAL

  • 57. 
    __________ IS A FEDERAL REGULATION THAT REQUIRES HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY OF PATIENTS' HEALTH INFORMATION?
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      CLIA

    • C. 

      CMS

    • D. 

      HIPAA

  • 58. 
    IN THE HEALTH CARE FIELD THE ACRONYM HIPAA STANDS FOR?
    • A. 

      HEALTH INFORMATION ADJUSTMENT ASSOCIATION

    • B. 

      HISTORY INQUIRY OF PROFESSIONAL ASSERTIVE ASSISTANCE

    • C. 

      HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

    • D. 

      HEALTH INQUIRY FOR PERMISSION OF ACCOUNTABILITY ASSOCIATION

  • 59. 
    THE STATEMENT "A PHYSICIAN SHALL RESPECT THE LAW" IS A PART OF THE?
    • A. 

      AAMA CODE OF ETHICS

    • B. 

      AMA CODE OF PRINCIPLES

    • C. 

      PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

    • D. 

      AMA CODE OD ETHICS

  • 60. 
    WHICH OF THESE GENERALLY RESULTS FROM AN ACT OF CARELESSNESS, WITHOUT AN INTENT TO HARM?
    • A. 

      BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY

    • B. 

      MALPRACTICE

    • C. 

      SLANDER

    • D. 

      MANSLAUGHTER