Regulation of healthcare has been subject to many rules, laws and requirements. Requirements continually change based on client outcomes, scientific evidence and political inputs. Discuss one law or regulation that directly impact the practice of the RN?
Other than the nursing laws and regulations there are various federal and state gealth care laws and regulations that impact the practice of nursing.
HEALTH CARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACT
the health care quality improvement act of 1986 encourages hospitals and other professional societies to identify and take action for health care workers who engage in negligence and unprofessional conduct. this acts enourages peer review.
PATIENT SELF DETERMINATION ACT
the patient self determination act of 1990 mandates the individuals receiving the medical acre [patients] must be given written informations aboot their right to make decisions about medical care include right to accept or refuse medical or surgical treatment. this law assuring that the individuals choices regarging the health care matters would be honored. this law defines the rights of patients to make binding, legally enforceable decisions about their health care preferances that are to be followed should they later become unable to follow their whishes. it includes assigning a patient care advocate for medical decision making and endorsing a witnessed and notarizing living will for end of life decisions.
PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACT
patient safety and quality imporovement act of 2005 establish a national patient safety database and organizations to report the adverse events, near misses and dangerous conditions in the health care when a person is receiving the care.