An individual remains a patient until the doctor-patient relationship is terminated regardless if the individual is not actively receiving professional services from a chiropractic physician.Sexual contact between a chiropractic physician and a former patient after termination of the doctor-patient relationship may still constitute sexual misconduct if the contact is the result of the exploitation of trust, knowledge, or influence of emotions derived from the doctor-patient relationship.As a result of this major discrepancy between test results and actual likelihood of being Lyme positive, Virginia's 2013 legislation was created to protect patients' rights to know that they may in fact have Lyme disease despite negative test results. 11, Virginia passed another Lyme bill, and this one potentially could save lives.Existing guidelines from the CDC and the IDSA recommend against treating Lyme disease-positive patients with antibiotics for longer than 28 days, making the assumption that all Lyme infections are cured after 28 days of treatment.Are you considering terminating a relationship with one of your patients?Maybe this patient is rude, doesn’t follow your recommendations, or is delinquent in paying his medical bills.This requirement stems historically from the Nuremberg Trials that took place after World War II where the atrocities of Nazi medical experimentation on unwilling subjects came to light.
Obtaining Consent from Incompetent Individuals and Minors When a competent adult seeks medical treatment, the process of obtaining informed consent may seem relatively easy.
Virginia Senate Passes Landmark Lyme Disease Bill I grew up in Loudoun County, Virginia, and lived there for the first 30 years of my life.
Virginia is where I contracted Lyme disease, and Loudoun is a Lyme hotspot.
This is because the two most common Lyme disease tests -- those endorsed by the U. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) -- are wildly insensitive compared with, for example, HIV tests.
The tests themselves are similar in nature: Both identify human-generated antibodies to infectious diseases; however, while the two-tier Western blot and ELISA tests endorsed by the CDC are only between 18 and 66 percent sensitive (variable among studies), HIV antibody tests are 95 to 100 percent accurate.
A Definition Although the specific definition of informed consent may vary from state to state, it basically means that a physician (or other medical provider) must tell a patient all of the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives involved in any surgical procedure, medical procedure, or other course of treatment, and must obtain the patient's written consent to proceed.