Legal Issues in Critical Care

28 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2014

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Marshall B. Kapp

Florida State University - College of Law and College of Medicine

Date Written: August 8, 2014

Abstract

This chapter for a textbook on Critical Care Medicine concentrates on the chief legal ramifications of practice in that medical sphere in the United States. Specific legal areas covered, with an emphasis on their particular application to Critical Care practitioners, include: informed consent and refusal; decisional capacity and surrogate decision making; decisions to limit treatment; institutional protocols and supports; determinations of death; legal responsibility and vicarious liability; documentation; and risk management.

Suggested Citation

Kapp, Marshall, Legal Issues in Critical Care (August 8, 2014). FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 696, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2477822 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2477822

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