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Regulation or Law

MeSH ID: T089

Related Concepts:

  • Antitrust Laws [M0025021]
    Those federal and state laws, and their enforcement, that protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints and monopolies or unfair business practices.
  • Any Willing Provider Laws [M0030051]
  • Building Codes [M0003018]
    Standards or regulations for construction which are designed to ensure safety against electrical hazards, fires, etc.
  • Bylaws [M0005044]
  • Capital Punishment [M0003298]
    The use of the death penalty for certain crimes.
  • civil suits [M0030535]
  • Commitment of Mentally Ill [M0004856]
    Legal process required for the institutionalization of a patient with severe mental problems.
  • Constitution and Bylaws [M0005046]
    The fundamental principles and laws adopted by an organization for the regulation and governing of its affairs.
  • Constitutional Amendments [M0012295]
  • Constitutional Law [M0011874]
  • Constitutions [M0005045]
  • Court Decision [M0011886]
  • court decisions [M0030528]
  • Criminal Law [M0005325]
    A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.
  • Drug Recall [M0006816]
  • Drug Regulations [M0006817]
  • Due Process [M0004532]
  • Electrocution, Judicial [M0003299]
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act [M0028952]
    A 1974 Federal act which preempts states' rights with regard to workers' pension benefits and employee benefits. It does not affect the benefits and rights of employees whose employer is self-insured. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)
  • Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act [M0012301]
  • government regulations [M0030529]
  • Health Care Power of Attorney [M0024773]
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [M0030058]
    Public Law 104-91, enacted in 1996, is designed to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. HIPAA has separate provisions for the large and small group markets, and the individual market. HIPAA amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to provide improved portability and continuity of health insurance coverage, extending earlier provisions under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 ("COBRA").
  • Health Legislation [M0012296]
  • Health Planning Guidelines [M0009876]
    Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.
  • Health Policy [M0009883]
    Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
  • Helsinki Declaration [M0010019]
    An international agreement of the World Medical Association which offers guidelines for conducting experiments using human subjects. It was adopted in 1962 and revised by the 18th World Medical Assembly at Helsinki, Finland in 1964. Subsequent revisions were made in 1975, 1983, 1989, and 1996. (From Encyclopedia of Bioethics, rev ed, 1995)
  • Hill-Burton Act [M0008493]
  • Hippocratic Oath [M0010377]
    An oath, attributed to Hippocrates, that serves as an ethical guide for the medical profession.
  • Insurance, Health, for Aged and Disabled [M0009852]
  • Involuntary Commitment [M0004858]
  • judicial aspects [M0030536]
  • juridical aspects [M0030537]
  • Law [M0011877]
  • laws [M0030530]
  • lawsuits [M0030538]
  • legal aspects [M0030531]
  • Legislation [M0012297]
    The enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific heading.
  • legislation & jurisprudence [M0030527]
    Used for laws, statutes, ordinances, or government regulations, as well as for legal controversy and court decisions.
  • Legislation, Dental [M0012300]
    Laws and regulations pertaining to the field of dentistry, proposed for enactment or recently enacted by a legislative body.
  • Legislation, Drug [M0012302]
    Laws concerned with manufacturing, dispensing, and marketing of drugs.
  • Legislation, Food [M0012304]
    Laws and regulations concerned with industrial processing and marketing of foods.
  • Legislation, Hospital [M0012305]
    Laws and regulations concerning hospitals, which are proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
  • Legislation, Medical [M0012306]
    Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
  • Legislation, Nursing [M0012307]
    Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of nursing, proposed for enactment by a legislative body.
  • Legislation, Pharmacy [M0012308]
    Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of pharmacy, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
  • Legislation, Veterinary [M0012309]
    Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of veterinary medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
  • Legitimacy [M0011035]
  • litigation [M0030533]
  • Living Wills [M0024776]
    Written, witnessed declarations in which persons request that if they become disabled beyond reasonable expectation of recovery, they be allowed to die rather than be kept alive by extraordinary means. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
  • Medicaid [M0013205]
    Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
  • Medical Assistance, Title 19 [M0013206]
  • Medical Power of Attorney [M0024774]
  • Medicare [M0009851]
    Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)
  • Medicare Part A [M0024979]
    The compulsory portion of Medicare that is known as the Hospital Insurance Program. All persons 65 years and older who are entitled to benefits under the Old Age, Survivors, Disability and Health Insurance Program or railroad retirement, persons under the age of 65 who have been eligible for disability for more than two years, and insured workers (and their dependents) requiring renal dialysis or kidney transplantation are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A.
  • Medicare Part B [M0024980]
    The voluntary portion of Medicare, known as the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) Program, that includes physician's services, home health care, medical services, outpatient hospital services, and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services. All persons entitled to Medicare Part A may enroll in Medicare Part B on a monthly premium basis.
  • Medicare Part C [M0030042]
    The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 establishes a Medicare+Choice program under part C of Title XVIII, Section 4001, of the Social Security Act. Under this program, an eligible individual may elect to receive Medicare benefits through enrollment in a Medicare+Choice plan. Beneficiaries may choose to use private pay options, establish medical savings accounts, use managed care plans, or join provider-sponsored plans.
  • medicolegal aspects [M0030539]
  • Model Legislation [M0012298]
  • Narcotic Laws [M0012303]
  • National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974 [M0009865]
  • One-Child Policy [M0025382]
  • ordinances [M0030540]
  • Patents [M0016006]
    Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.
  • Patient Freedom of Choice Laws [M0030053]
    Laws requiring patients under managed care programs to receive services from the physician or other provider of their choice. Any willing provider laws take many different forms, but they typically prohibit managed-care organizations from having a closed panel of physicians, hospitals, or other providers.
  • Patient Self-Determination Act [M0029287]
    The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
  • Permits [M0012473]
  • PL93-641 [M0009872]
  • Point of Service Regulations [M0030052]
  • Population Law [M0012299]
  • Presumed Consent [M0029286]
    An institutional policy of granting authority to health personnel to perform procedures on patients or to remove organs from cadavers for transplantation unless an objection is registered by family members or by the patient prior to death. This also includes emergency care of minors without prior parental consent.
  • Privacy Act [M0028269]
  • Public Law 93-579 [M0028271]
  • regulations [M0030534]
  • Security Measures [M0019594]
    Regulations to assure protection of property and equipment.
  • Sherman Antitrust Act [M0025023]
  • Short-Term Exposure Limit [M0332625]
  • Social Control Policies [M0017108]
    Decisions for determining and guiding present and future objectives from among alternatives.
  • statutes [M0030541]
  • Supreme Court Decisions [M0011879]
    Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.
  • Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act [M0021076]
    PL97-248. Title II of the Act specifies "provisions relating to savings in health and income security programs." This includes changes in payment for services, benefits and premiums of Medicare as well as changes in provisions under Medicaid and other specific programs covered by Social Security. Title II includes various revenue measures.
  • Tax Exemption [M0028955]
    Status not subject to taxation; as the income of a philanthropic organization. Tax-exempt organizations may also qualify to receive tax-deductible donations if they are considered to be nonprofit corporations under Section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
  • Threshold Limit Values [M0328359]
    Standards for limiting worker exposure to airborne contaminants. They are the maximum concentration in air at which it is believed that a particular substance will not produce adverse health effects with repeated daily exposure. It can be a time-weighted average (TLV-TWA), a short-term value (TLV-STEL), or an instantaneous value (TLV-Ceiling). They are expressed either as parts per million (ppm) or milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3).
  • TLV-Biological Limit Value [M0332626]
  • TLV-Ceiling [M0333825]
  • TLV-Time Weighted Average [M0332627]
  • Torts [M0011880]
  • Trademarks [M0016007]