practitioner would practice as "a resonsably prudent" practioner would do under the same or simualr circumstances.
ex: patient comes in expectation use sterilse instrument. If dropped and still used that woule be under standard of care.
laws (differ from state to state) that do not hold the health care provider liable for death or injury (except in cases of gross neglect) in cases where they render emergency life and death treatment in good faith to individuals who are not their pateints (individuals for whose treatment they do not expect to be compensated)
ex: cant get suide for trying to save someones life if done what should have been done. (if not a patient of yours)
Duty to act
the dentist has an OBLIGATION to treat the in his office if the emergency victim is indeed the dentist patient.
-Failure to treat a patient in a medical emergency or failing to carry out treatment.
-leaving patient once tx is started
-failing to tx patient
-failing to complete patients tx
Consent/ Informed Consent (8)
-requires that the patient be made aware(usualy by the dentist) in sufficient details so the patient understands:
-reasons for care and tx
-nature of care/ tx
-risks involved (known risks)
-expectations of sucess
-possible results if patient refuses to undergo care of tx/ does not follow instructions
-failure to practice ordinary or do something the ordinary prudent practioner would not do under same/ simular circumstances or not doing something they would do.
-if you have acted megligently you have performed malpractice.