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Objectives Duties of Physician birth & death certificates communicable/reportable diseases vaccinations reportable injuries abuse evidence collection substance abuse Good Samaritan Laws Informed and uninformed consent Doctrine of informed consent
Physician’s Public Duties A physician is liable civilly and criminally once he/she obtains their license and MUST perform certain duties
Public duties- birth & death certificates Legal documents Birth certificates used for proof of age, parentage, citizenship Death certificate necessary to collect insurance, bank accounts, dispersal of estate, Social Security and veteran’s benefits
Public duties – Communicable Disease Protect public health from diseases that can be transmitted Notification to local health department http://www.doh.wa.gov/EHSPHL/Epidemiology/CD/#Notifiable%20Conditions%20A-Z
Public duties - Vaccinations immunization schedules 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) VAERS
Public duties – Reportable injuries Injury reportable when it concerns public welfare