ERIC Number: ED080811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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The Law and Health Personnel; A Study of Minnesota Law Related to Selected Health Manpower Categories.
American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.
This report surveys Minnesota laws relating to the use of health manpower. It presents a summary of Minnesota licensure laws as they apply to categories of health personnel and paramedical personnel currently unrecognized by the law. An analysis is also made of malpractice decisional law to examine whether such laws prohibit or inhibit optimal utilization of health personnel. Licensure laws have this effect by defining the limits of functions performed by licensed personnel and by proscribing the use of persons who are not licensed in a particular category. Medical malpractice law limits optimal utilization of personnel by exposing health care practitioners to possible liability if they deviate from laws, customs, and accepted standards of care. Alternative proposals for changes in the law are set forth that would permit more latitude in the use of health care personnel, if such a goal is deemed necessary. A 68-item bibliography is included. (Author/MS)
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Sponsor: Minnesota State Planning Agency, St. Paul. Comprehensive Health Planning Program.
Authoring Institution: American Rehabilitation Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn. Inst. for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota