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December 01, 2010
Legal Issues
Expires January 01, 2017
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CME Activity

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Sample questions:
1.
What effect did the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) have on confidentiality?
2.
Every U.S. jurisdiction identifies physicians as mandated reporters of suspected cases of elder abuse and neglect, which most states define as encompassing five categories of harm or risk of harm to an elderly person. Which of the following is not one of these categories?
3.
A 28-year-old man whom you have been treating confides that he intends to kill his ex-wife by shooting her next week, upon her return from a vacation. He has already revealed to you that the court has imposed a restraining order against him for previous assaults. He also has an unregistered handgun. In assessing whether you have a duty to warn the ex-wife of this patient, relevant considerations include all of the following except