Chapter 2 Sports Med Legal

Term Definition
Assumption of Risk Voluntarily and knowingly assumes the risk of an activity through an expressed or implied agreement, but does not forgive a person of reckless conduct
Battery The unlawful touching of an individual without consent
Ethics Morals, a set of principles or values that influences behavior
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act A federal regulation establishing national standards for health care information to protect personal health information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Federal law that applies to all educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under any program administered by the Department of Educations
Liability Legal responsibility to perform duties in a reasonable and prudent manner.
Malpractice Professional misconduct or lack of professional skill that results in damage to the patient
Negligence Failure to give reasonable care
Risk Management Reduction of the potential for injury
Standard of Care The degree of care, skill, and diligence an equally qualified caregiver would provide
Tort A wrongful act resulting in injury to another's person, property, or reputation
Malfeasance Performs act that isn't their own responsibility
Misfeasance Performs their responsibility but uses wrong procedure
Nonfeasance Fails to perform their own duty
Gross Negligence Total disregard for the safety of others