A retrospective on Cruzan
The US Supreme Court's 1990 decision in the case of Cruzan, its first right-to-die case, has not had a great effect on subsequent court cases. The consensus that evolved following the 1976 Quinlan case, a consensus supporting termination of life support in certain circumstances, has continued. Aspects of the law compared before and after Cruzan include the right to die, right to refuse treatment by competent patients, decision-making standards for incompetent patients, advance directives and artificial nutrition and hydration.
Publication Name: Law, Medicine & Health Care
Personnel Management and the Law
Health record managers should be aware of the major regulations that affect them. These include regulations affecting the medical record as well as those affecting personnel. Medical records managers should have a basic familiarity with the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967), Equal Pay Act (1963) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970). Institutional procedure manuals generally include much of this information.
Publication Name: Topics in Health Records Management
Subject: Health care industry
Chicago White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell is also the lead singer and songwriter for the rock music group V.I.E.W. McDowell, who won 31 games over the 1990 and 1991 seasons, discusses the balancing of two careers.
Publication Name: Sport
Subject: Sports and fitness