Get the answers you need to questions such as: What can I discuss under HIPAA with the patient s family? What must I get permission to speak about from the patient? Who can make end-of-life decisions if there is no next-of-kin? When do I need to get a legal opinion? What do I say to a Board Investigator? Legal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals is a definitive quick reference for the clinician, providing the answers to legal question that relate to patient care. A concise and easy to understand text, this book provides solid advice on important legal issues, and includes a resources section with information for further reading and reference. This text assists clinicians performing legal triage by informing the provider when to call an attorney and seek professional help.