Legal & Policy Issues in Emergency Medicine

AMA and Refusals: Potential Legal Disasters

Larry Weiss, MD JD MAAEM FAAEMLarry Weiss, MD JD MAAEM FAAEM
Cedric Dark, MD MPHCedric Dark, MD MPH
November 16, 2013 - Larry Weiss, MD JD FAAEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and past-president of AAEM, discusses AMA refusals and their potential legal implications. Discussion points include: dealing with patients who refuse medical care, how to document a refusal, and assessing a patient's capacity to understand. Intro music by Kämmerer, 'Take Left' from the album 'Rhodes to Wisdom,' powered by JAMENDO.


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