Law Law 6842-01  Fall 2009
American Health Care Law
Professor Vernellia R. Randall
The University of Dayton School of Law


Problem: Among Friends
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Among Friends

One of your best friends, Peter Anderson, is a doctor in Illinois. You have known Peter since college. You remained friends while you went to law school and he went to medical school. You see him socially at parties and at ball games. Peter has always been able to drink more than most and still "hold his liquor." Recently, youíve become concerned because he seems to be drinking a little more, although not ordinarily to the extent that you would consider him too drunk to drive. Also, Peter has told you that he has begun to use cocaine periodically and finds it very invigorating. Will you report Peter to the disciplinary committee of the state medical board? Will you report him to one of the substance abuse assistance programs set up to help impaired doctors? Would your decision or concerns be different if, in addition to being Peterís friend, you were a colleague at the hospital? In either case, would you report Peter if he were not a practicing physician, but rather did research not involving human subjects?

From Furrow, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz, Health Law -- Cases, Materials and Problems (West Publishing, 2d ed. 1991).



17: Promoting Quality                                          x
18 Regulation of Professionals                                     x
19 Regulation of Instituions                                      x
21 - Liability - Professionals                                      x
23: Liability - Hospitals                                 x
24 - Liability - Managed Care                              x
26 Confidentiality                                                     x
27 Informed Consent                                          x






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