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21) Legal & Ethical Issues

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 1: 11 - 13 Chapter 2: 59 - 69

Objectives:

  • 1.

    Define the different terms used in the medicolegal aspect for phlebotomy.

  • 2.

    Describe the various types of patient consent.

  • 3.

    List policies and protocol designed to avoid medicolegal problems.

  • 4.

    Discuss the major points of the American Hospital Association's Patient's Bill of Rights and Health Insur- ance Portability Act (HIPPA) and the phlebotomist's responsibility for maintain- ing confidentiality of privileged information on individuals.

  • 5.

    Describe when and how to complete Incident reports.

  • 6.

    Give examples of how phlebotomists could be involved in medical malpractice law suits.

7.List ways to avoid lawsuits.

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