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What is an illegal act of wrong doing called?

Tort

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What are four components of negligence?

Duty to act
Breach of duty
Damage/injury
Proximate cause

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What is proximate cause?

Your actions caused injury

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What is EMTALA?

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act
(The ER must treat you)

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What is slander?

False "verbal"statements about someone

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What is libel?

False statements about someone in "writing"

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What does autonomy mean?

"What the patient wants"