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The Legal Dimensions of Genomic Sequencing in Newborn Screening.

The possible integration of genomic sequencing (including whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing) into the three contexts addressed in this special report-state-mandated screening programs, clinical care, and direct-to-consumer services-raises related but distinct legal issues. This essay will outline the legal issues surrounding the integration of genomic sequencing into state newborn screening programs, parental rights to refuse and access sequencing for their newborns in clinical and direct-to-consumer ...

Legal Hearings During Psychiatry Residency.

American general psychiatry residents are significantly involved in legal hearings related to mental health. Training to become a psychiatrist involves considerable exposure to medicolegal matters, and psychiatry residents frequently participate in high-stakes legal hearings concerning their patients. Although psychiatry residents are physicians, residents are also trainees who may lack full medical licensure, board certification, or basic preparation to testify in legal settings. Legal hearings are importa...

Collaborative Care Combines Medical, Behavioral Health Treatment.

Montefiore Health System’s collaborative care model integrates medical care with treatment for behavioral health issues that can be handled in a primary care setting. · Patients who are identified with behavioral issues are assigned a care manager at the Montefiore Care Management Organization, who coordinates with the primary care physician and behavioral health team to develop a plan of care. · The care manager provides telephonic case management follow-up with patients after their primary care visits...

Fecal microbial transplantation: an update.

The purpose of this article is to provide an update on recent developments in fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in the last year.

Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues for the Implementation of Omics-Based Risk Prediction of Women's Cancer: Points to Consider.

Advances in omics open new opportunities for cancer risk prediction and risk-based screening interventions. However, implementation of risk prediction in clinical practice may impact the ethical, legal, and regulatory aspects of current cancer screening programs. In order to support decision-making, we analyzed the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues and developed a set of Points to Consider to support management of these issues.

Legal Aspects of Sleep Medicine in the 21 Century.

Multiple manifestations of sleep disorders may interact with the law making it important to increase awareness of such interactions among clinicians. Patients with excessive sleepiness may have civil (and in some states criminal) liability if they fall asleep while driving and cause a motor vehicle accident. Employers may be held vicariously liable due to the actions of sleepy employees. Hence awareness of causes of excessive sleepiness such as sleep deprivation and OSA is increasing among trucking, railroa...

Coordinate Medical Care, Mental Healthcare for the Best Outcomes.

Hospital staff must identify patients with behavioral health issues and physical problems, and include both conditions in the treatment and discharge plans in order to prevent readmissions. •Patients with behavioral issues often have trouble adhering to their treatment plans, which increases the financial risk hospitals are beginning to bear as healthcare shifts to value-based reimbursement. •Hospitals are beginning to integrate treatment for mental and physical issues by placing clinical social workers...

Barriers to End-of-Life Care for LGBT Persons in the Absence of Legal Marriage or Adequate Legal Documentation.

End-of-life care has attracted increased attention in recent years due to increases in both the number and mean age of the world's population; however, the experiences of LGBT persons during end-of-life care remain understudied. Given the health disparities and barriers to care experienced throughout the life course of LGBT persons, the frequent involvement of legal spouses in end-of-life care, and the recency of marriage equality, it can be surmised that LGBT persons might experience significantly differen...

Physician-Hastened-Death in Patients with Progressive Neurodegenerative or Neuromuscular Disorders.

Physician-hastened-death remains a controversial topic for patients and those who care for them. It is a particularly relevant topic for neurologists who currently, or will in the future, reside in jurisdictions where physician-hastened-death is legal. In this article, I attempt to provide a comprehensive and contemporary discussion of hastened-death issues in a measured and respectful fashion. My goal is to provide clinicians with the information necessary to mold their own judgment and conscience in prepa...

Ethical issues in the care of patients with stroke: a scoping review.

The aim was to identify and analyze the ethical issues in the care of patients with stroke (PwS). The goal was to understand the nature of the existing knowledge on the topic and to identify whether there are ethical issues specific to the care of PwS.

Keeping Up with Today's Top Health Law Issues to Avoid a 'Nasty Surprise'.

Just as in fictional television shows and movies, reality in the healthcare industry sometimes includes complications, disruptions, glitches, and nasty surprises. This article reviews several important legal topics, including emergency planning, privacy, fraud, public health, and ethics, to name only a few. Healthcare administrators are not expected to be attorneys or compliance officers, but they must appreciate (or at least be sensitive to) the legal and regulatory issues facing their organizations.

The Price of Medical Tourism: The Legal Implications of Surgery Abroad.

Medical tourism, or traveling abroad to obtain medical services, has evolved into a global health care phenomenon, with over 15 million U.S. patients each year seeking medical care internationally, representing a $50 billion dollar industry in 2017. Speculation and media fascination about the growing industry, diverse destinations, and rationale behind the medical tourists is rampant; however, the legal implications of tourism medicine, particularly when it goes wrong, are often unclear. On the internationa...

Update on Assisted Outpatient Treatment.

Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) is an outpatient court-ordered treatment for people with severe mental illness (SMI) whose care needs are often unmet in the community due, in part, to treatment non-adherence. AOT is controversial, and the goal of this review is to provide an update on recent research, the status of AOT in the United States, and future directions for research and implementation.

The Future of Legal Medicine: Trauma Care, Medical Innovation, and Much Beyond.

The Normative Legal Base of Providing Quality of Security of Medical Activities.

The article substantiates the actuality of legal normative support of maintenance of quality of medical activities. The analysis is presented concerning actual normative legal base in the Russian Federation regulating control of volumes, terms, quality and conditions of medical care provision. The evaluation is given concerning actual executive orders of Minzdrav of Russia regulating quality of medical care.

Deathbed Confession: When a Dying Patient Confesses to Murder: Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Implications.

During an initial palliative care assessment, a dying man discloses that he had killed several people whilst a young man. The junior doctor, to whom he revealed his story, consulted with senior palliative care colleagues. It was agreed that legal advice would be sought on the issue of breaching the man's confidentiality. Two legal opinions conflicted with each other. A decision was made by the clinical team not to inform the police. In this article the junior doctor, the palliative medicine specialist, a me...

Harmonizing national abortion and pregnancy prevention laws and policies for sexual violence survivors with the Maputo Protocol: proceedings of a 2016 regional technical meeting in sub-Saharan Africa.

In April 2016, the Population Council, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, convened a regional meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, geared toward supporting countries in East and Southern Africa in meeting their obligations under the Maputo Protocol. These obligations include expanding access to women's reproductive health services - especially women survivors of sexual violence. Government and civil society representatives from six cou...

Geleophysic dysplasia: 48 year clinical update with emphasis on cardiac care.

Geleophysic dysplasia is a rare skeletal dysplasia often complicated by progressive cardiac disease. Information about long-term outcomes is limited. A clinical update of the oldest surviving patient described with geleophysic dysplasia type 1 is provided. Special note is made in relation to the cardiac disease and interventions. Genetic testing of ADAMTSL2 revealed a previously reported missense mutation as well as a novel nonsense mutation, which can be added to the list of causative mutations in geleophy...

Issues in emergency care for people who attempted suicide.

To examine issues in care for patients who come to the emergency department after a suicide attempt.

The challenges of prenatal care for Bangladeshi women: a qualitative study.

Maternal and infant morbidity and mortality are major issues in developing countries, but the literature reveals there are limited studies on the sociocultural issues affecting adequate prenatal care in Bangladesh.

The covert recording of medico-legal consultations.

We describe our misgivings concerning the use of transcripts of covert recordings of medico-legal assessments made by claimants as evidence in actions for compensation for personal injury. These recordings raise issues of lack of trust between the claimant and the medical expert, leading to bias in the consultation that is hidden from the medical expert. In addition, there is a risk of widespread dissemination of the recording through social media to the detriment of the reputation of the medical expert, an...

Common Legal Considerations When Moving to a New Medical Practice.

This article presents a hypothetical case of the legal issues a physician must consider when moving to a new medical practice, such as the enforceability of a noncompete clause, malpractice insurance, communicating this change in practice to existing patients, and custody of medical records.

Should Genetic Testing for Variants Associated with Influenza Infection Be Mandatory for Health Care Employees?

Scientists are beginning to understand more about the role of host genetics in individuals' responses to influenza virus exposure. This fictional case addresses a situation in which a health care organization proposes requiring all health care practitioners with direct patient care responsibilities to undergo mandatory genetic testing for genetic variants used to (1) predict individuals' responses to the influenza vaccine, (2) determine individual susceptibility to influenza infection, and (3) identify indi...

Highlighting concerns about patient safety in mental health care.

John Tingle, Associate Professor (Teaching and Scholarship), Nottingham Trent University, discusses two recent reports on mental health care, which raise important patient safety issues.

International medical law and its impact on the ukrainian health care legislation.

Introduction: The Ukrainian state has an urgent necessity of rapid search for essentially new legal and organizational forms of the healthcare system, reform of the legal regulation of healthcare services provision. In the context of European integration, the advancement of the medical industry reform is closely related to consideration of international standards and norms of health care. The aim: To study the impact of international medical law on the Ukrainian health care legislation.

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