You are the CEO of Acme Hospital, a small rural facility. On your staff, there is a physician (OB-GYN), Dr. Thomas Cole, with whom you have been having some problems. Dr. Cole does not finish his morning rounds on a regular basis, he does not attend medical staff meetings, and he is often very late in arriving to deliver babies. In fact, most of the time, the nurses on duty in the delivery room deliver the majority of Dr. Cole's babies. You know that these issues must be addressed but there are other connecting problems. First, Dr. Cole is the son of Dr. Frederick Cole who just retired after 55 years of service with Acme Hospital. Dr. Fred was much beloved among hospital staff and before he left, he used his charm and status to make certain staff members (you were not one) promise to help and to protect his son, the younger Cole. You know that when you begin raising these issues there will likely be resistance to take any action.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:04 am ad1c9bdddf
Dr. Thomas Cole's behavior can create some legal issues for the organization. If one of the nurses helping deliver the baby is a Certified Nurse Midwife or Certified Professional Midwife there are no legal issues surrounding them attending the delivery (womenshealth.gov, nd). However, if complications arise leading to injury or illness of the baby or the mother and the nurses are not CNMs or CNPs the hospital and Dr. Thomas Cole may be named in a law suit. Nurses who are questioned about their methods may also be ...
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Health Insurance vs Privacy
Can you please help me in identifying the issues that are asked involved with the scenario, Health Insurance vs. Privacy for Computers by Design?
Health Insurance Costs Versus Privacy
Computers by Design (CBD) is a small computer systems sales and service business located in the Midwest. The owners of CBD, Abigail, Megan, and Andy, are concerned about rising health care insurance costs. Abigail has researched the issue, and has learned that CBD can better control insurance costs by only hiring people who are less likely to make claims such as the healthy, the fit, and the non-addicted. She has proposed to the other owners a two-step program.
First, CBD would conduct pre-employment health screenings, including voluntary genetic testing. It would not hire anyone who smokes or uses drugs, has any genetically linked propensity for an expensive disease, or is not physically fit.
The second step would be to give every employee a 12-month notice to stop using tobacco and non-prescription drugs and to submit to random, monthly testing. Employees would also be placed on a fitness and weight control plan. Professional assistance would be available at no cost to help them stop using tobacco and drugs and to help them meet weight and fitness targets. Employees who meet the goals would be allowed to stay with CBD. Those who refuse would be given a severance package and discharged.
What are the legal issues involved here? Which of the measures proposed by Abigail are legal, and which are not? Explain the legal issues involved and reference specific pages from your readings to support your conclusions.
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o Occupational Safety and Health
o Employee Retirement Income Security Act
o Fair Labor Standards Act
Considering one of the aforementioned entities, what are the differing responsibilities of the finance managers, first-line managers, and human resource managers with regard to your selected area?View Full Posting Details