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Legal Considerations and Administration

THINKING IT THROUGH (Continued)
act as the guardian and authorized treatment. The surgery required pins, screws, and
plates to put Megan's leg back together.
Megan's parents finally arrived at the
hospital and were not very happy with the
way Coach Bordner handled the situation.
The hospital that Megan was brought to
was not part of her health maintenance
organization. Megan's parents would
have to pay for all the services out of their
own pockets.
Megan's parents had supplied all the
information on the emergency medical
record at the beginning of the season

and had the right to sue for damages.
They filed a lawsuit against Stacy, Coach
Bordner, and the school.

Is it Stacy's job to make sure the
coach had the medical information
records? Other than just giving the information records to the coach, what
else could Stacy have done to make
sure the coach had the necessary information and maintained her files at
the same time? What are some possible
outcomes of the trial? Is Stacy guilty of
negligence? Why or why not?
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the rIghtS of the pAtIent
When an athlete or client becomes injured, the athlete becomes a patient. As such,
the athlete is entitled to certain patient rights during the course of treatment and
rehabilitation (Figure 2-12). Keep the Patient's Bill of Rights (Figure 2-13) in mind
when providing first aid or participating in any form of rehabilitation.
Demonstrating respect for the patient is one of the most important aspects of the Patient's Bill of Rights.
Although it is common for friends to
casually talk about things that happen at work or gossip about other
people, this is prohibited in regard to
patient information. A patient's injury
and treatment, in accordance with the
health Insurance portability and
Accountability Act (hIpAA), must

2-12 | A patient's medical record is confidential.

never be discussed in circles outside
of the sports medicine team. HIPAA legally protects the patient's right to keep
medical records confidential, and that
right must always be respected. Violation of HIPAA can lead to litigation,
with consequences such as financial
penalty and even imprisonment



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