Syllabus

 

Professional Liability

 

Theories/Doctrines

Negligence

Elements of Standard of Care

Abandonment

Consent

Implied

Informed Consent

Refusal

Capacity

Battery

Promise/Warranty

International Tort

False Imprisonment

Protection of Third Parties

Immunity

Sovereign

Charitable

Personal

Good Samaritan

Strict Liability

 

Litigation Process

 

Medical Evidence

Medical Testimony

     Expert

     Privilege

Discovery

Testimonial Privilege

Special Defenses

Countersuits

 

Medical Recordation

Physician-Patient Relationship

Bioethical Issues

Confidentiality

Definition

Scope

Exceptions

 

Privacy

Common Law

Statutory

Vicarious Liability

Borrowed Servant

Captain of the Ship

Agency

Healthcare Providers Other Than Physicians

 

Physicians Assistants

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Midwife

Nurse Clinician

 

Hospitals

 

Hospital Medical Staff

Credentialing

Corrective Action

Due Process

Hospital Liability

Medical Staff

Managed Staff

 

Medical Product Liability

 

Negligence

Strict Liability

Warranty

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Process

 

Arbitration

Mediation

Screening

 

Innovative & Novel Therapy

Vicarious Liability

Protection of Parties

Patient Transactional Capacity

Criminal

Testimonial

Patient Commitment

Minors

Child Abuse

Consent

Parental Authority

Reproductive Rights

Abortion

Contraceptives

Conception/Birth/Life

End-of-Life Issues

Natural Death Directives

Durable Power of Attorney

Living Wills

Criminalization of Healthcare Provider Conduct

Willful Neglect

Endangerment

Fraud & Abuse

Fraudulent Billing

Over-billing

Unnecessary Testing

Disciplinary Proceeding

Licensure

Practice Regulation

Special Illness Considerations

HIV/AIDS

Transplantation

Consent

Procurement

Eligibility

Disability Determinations

Social Security

Workers' Compensation

Private Insurance

Managed Care

Organization

Structure

Regulation

Liability

Business Issues

Interference with Contractual Relationships

Restrictive Covenants

Forensic Medicine

Pathology

Psychiatry

Federal Health Regulations

Critical Laboratory Improvement

Drug Enforcement

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor

Employee Retirement Income Security

False Claims

Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic

Health Care Quality Improvement

Peer Review

Data Bank

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability

Fraud

Privacy Rules

Kickbacks

Medicare

Patient Self-Determination

Self Referral

Antitrust

American with Disabilities

Civil Rights

Occupational Safety and Health

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

 

Application must be made on the prescribed form and must be received by the Chairman no later than 60 days before the scheduled date of the examination.  It must be accompanied by two recent, clear, 3 x 3 photographs, autographed on the front by the applicant.
 

Each candidate must comply with American Board of Legal Medicine regulations in effect at the time the examination is taken, and also those in effect at the time the Certificate (if any) is issued, regardless of when the original application is filed.

 

EXAMINATION ONLINE ONLY

Board Certification Examination of the American Board of Legal Medicine are given Online by arrangement.

EXAMINATION FEES

Application (not refundable and must be submitted

with the application) ....................................................... $300.00

 

 

 

 

 

Examination (payable 10 days prior to the examination)..................................................................... $200.00

 

 

 


 

Reexamination ................................................................. $200.00

EXAMINATION

The examination must be successfully passed by all candidates.  It consists of multiple choice questions designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the fundamental terms, concepts and issues of Legal Medicine. For a listing of topics that will be covered in the examination, see Syllabus to the Left.

RE-APPLICATION & RE-EXAMINATION

Any applicant who has been declared ineligible for admission to examination may refile or reopen his or her application without payment of an additional application fee only on the basis of additional information within two years of the filing date of the original application.

Any applicant who fails the examination may, upon timely application and payment of the appropriate fee, be admitted for re-examination within three years of the date of the failed examination.

Any applicant who has failed the examination twice may be required to undergo additional education and training in accordance with recommendations from the Board of Trustees before being admitted for further examination.

Applicants failing three examinations may, after lapse of at least one year, submit a new application and fee to re-establish their eligibility.

 

​APPLICATION SUBMISSION

  1. Fill out application completely. Use extra paper for additional data, if necessary. Original only, a copy is unacceptable. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The postmark affixed to the last item received to complete the application must be no later than the deadline date.  Application may also be sent by email as an attachment to Dr. Peter Rheinstein.  
     

  2. The deadline date for applying for the certification examination will be determined by the Board of Trustees of The American Board of Legal Medicine, Inc. 
     

  3. Enclose non-refundable application fee by check for three hundred dollars ($300.00) (United States Currency) is required to be made payable to The American Board of Legal Medicine, Inc.  Payments may also be made by PayPal (See Examination Fees above).
     

  4. If the application is accepted, you will be notified by the Board and issued a CANDIDATE NUMBER. Your examination fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) must be received by the Board no later than 30 days prior to examination as a pre-requisite to your being admitted to the examination.
     

  5. Enclose two photographs, autographed on the FRONT (3x3 inches).
     

Return completed application, checks or money orders and photographs to:

Application
The American Board of Legal Medicine, Inc. 
Peter H. Rheinstein, MD, JD, MS, FCLM, FAAFP, FAPCR
621 Holly Ridge Road, 
Severna Park MD 21146
E-mail: phr@jhu.edu
Tel: 410-647-9500   
Fax: 410-647-6135
Toll free numbers: 1-877-647-9500 (voice);        1-877-647-6135 (fax)

 

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