"Law is a fundamental concept for health care professionals."
"Law's rule is developed by the employee's organization."
"Law's rule is enacted by a government agency that defines what must be done in a given circumstance."
"Law is a mandate from the Joint Commission or other accrediting agency."
The US Constitution addresses health care law specifically to give the federal government the ability to license professionals and institutions.
The power of the US Constitution does not have a direct relationship to health care and reserves most of the power to the states.
State laws are considered the highest source of health care law and trump the federal laws.
The federal government asserts its power over health care legislation through the US Constitution.
Joint Commission establishing a medication reconciliation standard.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developing recommendations for childhood immunizations.
Institute of Medicine (IOM) defining the approximate number of medication errors that result in significant patient harm or death.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) enacting rules for restraint and seclusion for participating hospitals.
It defines the expected behavior of persons in the business of health care.
The law or rule is easy to interpret and comply with.
It is established by any health care authority.
The creator must be an expert in health care.
Request identification from the patient to complete the registration process.
Ask the patient if they would like a private or semi-private room.
Inquire about the patient's reason for their visit.
Ask the patient or representative if the patient has an advanced directive and inform them of their right to participate in their medical decisions.