21) Legal & Ethical Issues
Chapter 1: 11 - 13 Chapter 2: 59 - 69
Define the different terms used in the medicolegal aspect for phlebotomy.
Describe the various types of patient consent.
List policies and protocol designed to avoid medicolegal problems.
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.
Describe when and how to complete Incident reports.
Give examples of how phlebotomists could be involved in medical malpractice law suits.
7.List ways to avoid lawsuits.