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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

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