Medicine and Law by F4Eh05kX


									Medicine and Law
Directions: Circle the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1. What is the most serious action that can be taken against a physician who is found to be practicing under the
influence of narcotic drugs?
     a. expulsion from the local medical society
     b. suspension of his medical license
     c. accusation of unethical conduct
     d. revoking of his medical license

2. Most states require by law that physicians report all of the following events except:
    a. confirmed cases of AIDS
    b. abortions
    c. births
    d. deaths

3. Which statement best describes the difference between criminal and civil law?
    a. Criminal governs crimes against society as a whole; civil governs crimes against individuals.
    b. Criminal governs very serious and violent crimes; civil governs less serious crimes.
    c. Criminal regulates professional behavior that might harm clients; civil regulates behavior in
        nonprofessional situations.
    d. Criminal regulates individual actions; civil regulates group actions.

4. An emancipated minor is a person under legal age who:
    a. has had a child
    b. is in college
    c. works full time
    d. lives independently of her parents

5. If a physician decides to end his professional relationship with a patient, what must he do in order to help avoid
being sued for abandonment?
      a. call the patient personally and explain that he is withdrawing from his case
      b. send the patient's records to a physician who he believes competent to handle the case
      c. thoroughly document in writing his reasons and methods for withdrawing from the case
      d. return any money collected for the most recent treatment given

6. Which   of the following is NOT one of the "four Os" of negligence included in a report by the AMA Committee on
Medico-legal Problems?
    a. damages
    b. deceit
    c. derelict
    d. duty

7. Experience has shown which of the following to be the major influence on whether a patient sues his physician
for malpractice?
    a. the personal relationship developed between the physician and patient
    b. the reputation of the physician in the community
    c. the professional expertise of the physician
    d. the patient's medical insurance company
8. The formal product of a legislative body; a decision or determination of a sovereign, a legislative council, or a
 court of justice is called:
     a. ordinance
     b. act
     c. law
     d. code

 9. A minor crime, as opposed to a felony, punishable by fine or imprisonment in a city or county jail rather than in a
 penitentiary is called a:
     a. felony
     b. misdemeanor
     c. larceny
     d. statute

 10. A officer of the U.S. courts who serves as a messenger to the judge is called a:
     a. marshal
     b. deputy
     c. bailiff
     d. reporter

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