withdrawing a patient from treatment without giving reasonable notice or providing a competent replacement.
Category of the law that involves regulations established by government agencies.
Board Of Dentistry
State agency that adopts rules and regulations & implements the specific state's Dental Practice Act.
Any act that endangers or impairs a child's physical or emotional health or development.
Category of the law that deals with relations of individuals, corporations or other organizations.
Category of the law that involves an agreement for services in exchange for a payment ( Contract)
Category of the law that involves violations against the state or government.
Dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dental laboratory teachnicians.
Level of supervision in which the dentist is physically present when the dental auxiliary performs delegated functions.
Just proper, and sufficient care or the absence of negligence
Includes physical or sexual abuse, financial exploitation, emotional confinement, passive neglect or willful deprivation of an elderly person.
Specific introal functions delegated to an auxiliary that require increased skill and training.
A contract that is established through verbal or written words.
A major crime, such as fraud or drug abuse. Conviction can result in imprisonment of 1 year or longer.
Leve of supervision in which the dental axillary performs delegated functions according to the instructions of the dentist, who is not necessarily physically present.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996; specifies federal regulations ensuring privacy regarding a patient's healthcare info.
Type of contest in which the patients actions indicates consent for treatment.
Contract that is established by actions, not words.
Permission granted by patient after he or she is informed about the details of a procedur.
Minor offense that usually results in only a fine.
License to practice in a specific state.
Designated professionals who are required by law to report known or suspected child abuse.
Offense that may result in imprisonment of 6 months to 1 year.
Patient Of Record
Patient who has been examined and diagnosed by the dentist and has had treatment planned.
System that allows individuals in one state to obtain a license in another state without resetting.
Latin for 'things done'. Statements made by a person present at the time of an alleged negligent act that are admissible as evidence in a court of law.
Res ipsa loquitur
Latin phrase for 'The things speaks for itself'
Latin for 'Let the master answer'. Legal doctrine that holds an employer liable for acts of the employee family member or members.
Drastic violence intentionally inflicted by a family member or members
Standard Of Care
Level of knowledge, skill, and care comparable with that of other dentists who are treating similar patients under sililar conditions.
State Dental Practice Act
Document of the law that specifies legal requirements for practicing dentistry in a particular state.
Law enacted by enacted by legislation through U.S. Congress state legislature or local legislative bodies
Involving ac act that brings harm to a person or damage or property.
Consent that requires a written explanation of diagnostic findings prescribed treatment and reasonable expectations about treatment results.