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The Legal Ramifications of Whistle Blowing

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You are employed at St. Whocare's Medical Center. You are told by another healthcare professional that they have solid proof that a doctor is breaking the law, but they say that they aren't going to report the doctor in question. What are the individual consequences to a health care provider for not reporting another provider who is breaking the law?

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This solution discusses the legal and ethical ramifications of whistle blowing.

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There are federal laws that prohibit health care providers from not reporting another health care provider. This reporting process is referred to as the duty to report, also known as whistle blowing. Therefore, even if a healthcare provider is not the one who directly observes another doing something ...

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