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From the list below, choose one topic and identify two specific legal obligations that a specific health service organization has to its patients and then write a paper discussing all the areas listed in the outline following this subject list.  


Patient Choice & Treatment Consent
Emergency Care
Genetic Information & Nondiscrimination
Failure to Maintain Staffing Ratios
Privacy & Confidentiality
Vaccines for Children
Human Subjects Research Protections
Opioids (Recovery and Treatment)
Pregnancy in the Workplace
Mental Health (Voluntary or Involuntary Care and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons)
Patient Safety
Nicotine Use Among Teens

1. Official Title of the Law or Laws:  
State the official title of the federal and/or state law, the statute and section number.  Must be either a federal statute or state statute and you must cite both if applicable. Thus if there is both a federal and state law that covers your subject picked then you must cite both. Do not assume that there is just a federal and or state law. In most cases there is both a federal and state law. You must use the laws cited in this section throughout the rest of the paper.

Health Care Organization’s Obligations to meet Patients’ Legal Rights: 

Describe in detail two specific legal obligations, required by the federal and or state law, that a health care organization owes to its patients.  Include the specific law citation that describes the patient’s rights.  Use in-text citations for all statistical references. 

Consequences for Non-Compliance: 

First, discuss in general the civil and criminal consequences from either the federal and or state law. List the two legal obligations from the previous section, then discuss two (2) specific consequences from the federal and or state law, one consequence for each legal obligation, for the organizations’ non-compliance. Then for each consequence you must research and discuss one relevant real life case. In other words, you must discuss one (1) consequence for each legal obligation and have one real life researched case for each consequence. See outline below. Cases must be found via the internet or print media or from personal real life experiences.  In other words, what would happen if the organization neglected to meet its obligations to its patients? Be specific. Provide the specific Federal and or state law citations to back up your claim of the consequences.   Provide link to source of information. 
1)     Legal obligation 1 

One specific consequence  
One real life case

2)     Legal obligation 2 

One specific consequence  
One real life case

Health Service Organization Management Actions to meet Legal Obligations for Patients’ Rights:

Describe in detail three (3) specific management actions, within your control as a health care manager that you would institute, to ensure the health care organization complies with its obligations to protect the patients’ rights. Be specific as to each management action you would personally institute and why. No general comments.  These actions may include specific uses of technology, procedures, human resource training, and other management tools. 

Conclusion: Summary of your findings above.

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