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CHAPTER 2

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Legal Considerations and Administration

KEY TERMS
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assumption of risk
battery
ethics
Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA)
liability
malpractice
negligence

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risk management
standard of care
tort

IntroductIon
All members of the sports medicine team are responsible for their actions and for
conducting themselves in an ethical and legal manner. When a team member does
not exhibit appropriate behavior, lawsuits often result. Even when everyone does everything right, athletes still get injured, and lawsuits may still arise out of desire for
money or the need hold another party responsible.
Never forget that sports medicine is often in the
spotlight because sports are frequently played in
front of crowds and cameras (Figure 2-1). Witnesses
and cameras will invariably bring attention to professional behavior. However, providing skillful first aid
and using appropriate preventive measures in every
incident will provide confidence in ethical decisions
and, in turn, help to limit liability in legal matters.
This chapter will emphasize the importance of
proper record keeping, which helps to protect the
involved parties from legal action in the event of
a serious injury or illness. In a legal matter, documentation is everything. One of the athletic trainers' and sports medicine professionals' important
responsibilities, in conjunction with the athletic
administration, is to obtain, record, and maintain
current information with the proper forms. Documentation should include, but is not limited to,
pre-participation physicals, injury assessments,
administered treatments, liability waivers, parental/guardian consents, and insurance documents
for each athlete. Such paperwork is extremely important, as it can establish the athlete's assumption
of risk and supports risk management strategies used by the sports medicine team. These two
2-1 | Sports medicine is often performed in full view of
concepts factor heavily in lawsuits that address
the public.
negligence and appropriate standards of care.
Failure to provide proper care is negligence, and the individual who provided
risk management
improper care may be held liable for a resulting poor or negative outcome. The sports
Reduction of the
medicine team has certain responsibilities to ensure the safety of the athlete/client.
potential for injury.
Negligent torts may result from the following:
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Malfeasance: When the care provider performs an act that is not the care
provider's responsibility or standard of care (for example, the athletic trainer
relocates a dislocated ankle).



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