Unit II Essay
For this assignment, using the databases in the CSU Online Library, research TWO of the following legal issues or
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concepts of your choosing and how it impacts EMS organizations:
Forms of consent: Who can give, when, and what is required?
Refusal of care: Who can give, when, and what is required?
Do not resuscitate orders: What is required, and when can you honor them?
Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Programs: Does your state have one, and what does it mean?
Health care durable power of attorney: Does your state have a form, and when can you honor it?
Living wills: What is required, and when can you honor them?
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: What processes are required for your organization to be compliant?
EMS 4303, Legal, Political, and Regulatory Environment in EMS 2
Your essay should be a minimum of three pages, not including the title and reference pages. Your essay should review or
brief the issue, provide an example or case found in your research, and address at a minimum, the questions listed for
You must use a minimum of three sources; at least two of your sources should be from the CSU Online Library, and your
other sources can be your textbook and/or other outside sources.
You may contact the CSU Library staff for help with using library resources for this assignment. Email and phone
assistance are available during regular CSU business hours (8:00-5:00 Monday-Thursday and 8:00-3:00 Friday in the
Central time zone) by calling 877.268.8046 or emailing email@example.com. Chat reference service is available
24/7, 365 days a year from the “Ask a Librarian” chat widget on the right side of the library webpage.
All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references
and citations used must be in APA style.
Information about accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Murphy, J. K. (2015). Legal, political and regulatory environment in EMS. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.