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DEN 223 - Dental Ethics & Jurisprudence - Textbook

Module 8 Learning Outcomes

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  1. Identify the major bodies of American government.
  2. Describe the purpose and common elements of the Patients’ Bill of Rights.
  3. Compare the concept of civil law with criminal law.
  4. Classify the types and circumstances of supervision which exist in New York state.
  5. Identify dental hygiene licensure obligations, certifications, and continuing education requirements for New York state.
  6. Identify behaviors for which a dental hygiene license may be suspended, restricted or revoked.
  7. Describe federal and state laws that impact the employer/employee relationship.
  8. Discuss ethical and legal protocols to protect information and confidentiality in the age of computers, social media and other technical advances (HIPAA).
  9. State the conditions necessary for a contract between a patient and a dental hygienist.
  10. Define and distinguish the following terms: intentional tort and unintentional tort, malpractice and negligence; defamation, libel and slander; assault and battery, technical battery; implied contract and expressed contract.
  11. Identify forms of dental care delivery.

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