Legal & Policy Issues in Emergency Medicine
AMA and Refusals: Potential Legal Disasters
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.