failure of patient to pay breaches contract
principal is employer, agent is employee
employee must work to produce interest of their employer
written consent- expressed written consent is necessary for surgery
health care records- errors must be crossed out with a single line
HIPAA- requires establishment of standards to protect health information
principles of right and wrong
dilemmas- ex. patients refusal to allow care to child
confidentiality- gossiping is a violation of ethical code
written policies in health care agencies
patients bill of rights (american hospital assoc.)- needs met in timely manner
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation act of 1987
Residents Bill of Rights
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