CMA Law & Ethics Question Preview (ID: 593)

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Which of the following is NOT considered an essential element of negligence?
a) patient-client relationship
b) breach of duty caused the patient harm
c) breach of duty
d) harm

If a patient does not sign a consent for medical treatment and the health care professional administers medical treatment to the patient, the health care professional may be charged with
a) battery
b) fraud
c) assault
d) trespass

Physicians that administer controlled drugs must register with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and renew this registration every
a) 3 years
b) 2 years
c) year
d) 5 years

Medical practice acts are
a) state statutes
b) endorsements passed by the Board of Medical Examiners
c) basic tenets of the National Medical Association
d) resolutions of the American Medical Association

Law that is established from a court decision is called
a) common law
b) statutory law
c) constitutional law
d) regulatory law

A case involving infections resulting from broken glassware, needles, or unsterilized instruments would imply the application of which of the following doctrines?
a) res ipsa loquitur
b) res judicata
c) respondeat superior
d) locum tenens

Which of the following procedures do NOT require written (express) consent?
a) removal of broken glass from foot
b) prescribing of experimental drugs
c) confinement to a hospital
d) use of unusual procedures that have high risk

Rules of conduct that govern the relationship between physicians are a part of
a) medical etiquette
b) medical ethics
c) medical law
d) professional cooperation

Willfully causing or allowing death to keep a person with an incurable disease from suffering is known as
a) euthanasia
b) eugenics
c) medical ethics
d) abortion

Which of the following is considered illegal?
a) a patient chooses not to pay for a physician's services after previously signing an agreement to pay
b) the patient chhoses whether or not to begin medical treatment
c) a patient gives consent for a surgeon, other than the initially scheduled surgeon, to perform surgery
d) the patient chooses to go to another physician after speaking with one at a different clinic

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