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  • Punishment:Felony -more serious offensesMisdemeanor-lesser offensesCivil law more common in medical office
  • Regulates addicting drugs (not all drugs)Enforced by DEA under Department of JusticeSee page 54 in text
  • Week 2 chapter 4

    1. 1. MEDA 112 Medical Law Ethics & Bioethics<br />Chapter 4 Legal Guidelines for Health Professionals<br />
    2. 2. Legal Guidelines<br />Civil Lawaffects relations between individuals, corporations, government bodies & organizations<br />Civil law is used when someone commits a wrongful act against a person<br />Criminal Lawaffects relations between individuals and government: acts against the welfare & safety of public or society<br />Criminal law is used when someone commits a wrongful act against society<br />
    3. 3. Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970Controlled Substances Act<br />Classified into SchedulesSchedule I – most addictive, no medicinal useSchedule II-high potential for abuseSchedule III-moderate to low potential for physical dependence<br /> Schedule IV-mild physical or psychological dependenceSchedule V-limited potential for physical or psychological dependence<br />
    4. 4. Issuing Prescriptions<br />Only person authorized to sign is the registrant- registered in that state<br />Legal document<br />
    5. 5. Subpoena<br />Court order for person or data (medical record)<br />Subpoena ducestecem: “bring the record with you”<br />
    6. 6. Expert Witness<br />Testifies to standard of care of that field of medicine in that community<br />
    7. 7. Due Wednesday:<br />Read HCA Lawhttps://mail.oc.ctc.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-826<br />In class assignment on Wednesday will reflect your understanding of this law<br />

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