1. Statutory Law:
    created by elected legislative bodies and US Congress
  2. State Statutes:
    present in all 50 states. It describes and defines the legal boundaries of nursing practice with in each state.
  3. Federal Statute:
    It protects the rights of handicapped individuals in the workplace, in educational institutions, and throughout our society. Can be civil or criminal

    enacted by the US Congress an in 1990
  4. Common Law:
    Examples: informed consent and the patient’s right to refused treatment.

    Results from judicial decisions made in courts when individual’s legal cases are decided.
  5. Criminal Laws:
    prevent harm to society and provide punishment for crimes.

    Ex- Felony,Misdemeanor,Civil Laws
  6. Felony:
    a crime of a serious nature that has a penalty of imprisonment for greater than 1 year or even death.
  7. Misdemeanor:
    a less than a year crime. It can give a fine or imprisonment.
  8. Civil Laws:
    protects the rights of individual persons within our society and encourage fair and equal treatment among people. involve the payment of money and in prison.
  9. A legal principle in the standard of care is guided by the ____________
    Nurse Practice Act
  10. Documentation on nursing care must follow the guideline for the _________
    Board of Nursing
  11. Torts:
    A civil wrong made against a person or property.
  12. Intentional Torts:
    kind of willful assault that threatens to bring about harmful or offensive contact.
Card Set
Foundations Module B