Before you begin, save this document to your computer. You will need to submit your answers in the area indicated below. As a member of a medical professional team, you will work closely with many physicians. As you have read this week, guarding the physician-patient relationship is serious business. In this assignment you will practice what you have learned in chapters 5 and 7 in the Medical Law and Ethics textbook: Federal privacy laws that pertain to healthcare and the "Patient's Bill of Rights" Privacy, confidentiality, and privileged communications
Filing birth and death certificates
Examples of communicable diseases which must be reported to local, state and/or federal authorities The Controlled Substance Act
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Your boss, Dr. Williams, has been treating a very popular celebrity who has committed suicide.
Choose a deceased celebrity. Write a professional statement for Dr. Williams and her staff to give to reporters when they call Dr. Williams’ office. 40 points
Directions to complete Question 1:
You can use the internet to help you search for a deceased celebrity. Please answer the question in 8 to 10 complete sentences, using proper grammar and spelling. Answer:
Type your answer here
On August 11, 2014, the male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, 63 years of age. An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of his death is being handled by the Investigations and Coroners Divisions of the Sheriff's Office. There will be no official cause of death released by this office at this time while awaiting the final findings of the Coroners office. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Williams and ask that the public and press give them some time and space to deal with the huge lost of Mr. Williams.
Media inquiries should be directed to the medical offices of Dr. Williams at 333-090-9876
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How soon after death does a death certificate have to be signed? 10 points
Directions to complete Question 2:
Respond to the question using your own words
Answer: It varies from state to state but usually in within 24-72 hours of the death and depending on the circumstances surrounding the death. Type your answer here
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Match the following terms and definitions:
Directions to complete Question 3:
Click on “Choose an item” and click on the down arrow to access the letter selections. You can use each letter only once.
1. Data- B
2. Coroner- E
3. Schedule II drug- H
4. Postmortem- A
5. Schedule I drug- G
6. Addiction- C
7. Inquest- J
8. DPT- D
9. STDs- I
10. Public duty- F
A. After death
C. Physical dependence
D. Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus toxoid vaccine
E. Public health official who investigates cause of death
F. Report child abuse
I. Sexually transmitted diseases
J. Investigation to determine cause of death
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