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    The Occupational Safety and Health Act

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    The Occupational Safety and Health Act Just imagine working in an environment where there are very few safety regulations, and little safety equipment. Think of how it was for employees of a steel manufacturing plant to work where there are almost no safety regulations and safety hazards all around you. This is how the work environment was before 1970; there were only few laws or regulations that required employers to maintain certain safety standards or working conditions for employees. However

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    Canada Health Act

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    the Canada Health Act Abstract In the past, Canada’s government-funded, universally accessible, health care system has been praised and admired both at home and abroad as one of the finest in the world. A great source of pride and comfort for many Canadians is that it is based on five fundamental principles. Principles that are a reflection of the values held by Canadian citizens since the formation of Medicare in 1966. These principles were reinforced in the Canada Health Act, (CHA), of

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    Canada Health Act

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    Background: These are the principles that the Canada Health Act looks for the provinces and territories to follow: Public administration: the plans that provincial and territorial governments use must be of non-profit agenda, and must be held accountable to the respective provincial and territorial government. Portability: members of the plan are entitled to health coverage even if they are outside Canada, however, there can be limitations on the coverage when the client is outside of the country

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    protect employees from an unsafe work environment; what is the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); and how did the labor unions affect the law? In this paper these following questions will be addressed, as well as the background and driving force of OSHA. Definition of the OSHA Law According to the OSHA website, www.osha.gov , retrieved August 27, 2004, it states “OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach

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    Health Insurance and Accountability Act

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    The HIPAA (Health Insurance and Accountability Act) was designed to safeguard the privacy of medical records. It contains specific guidelines for medical personnel as how to handle and maintain the patient’s medical information. (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/ understanding/consumers/consumer_summary.pdf) Health care providers are required to provide the patient with a notice of privacy document. “The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides protection of health care information, for consumers by the

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    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA, was endorsed by the U.S. Congress in 1996. The HIPAA Privacy Rule, also called the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, provided the first nationally-recognizable regulations for the use/disclosure of an individual's health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to

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    Community Mental Health Act

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    Description I. Basic Agency Information The Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board (ADAMH) of Fairfield County at 108 W. Main Street, Suite A Lancaster, Ohio is a county level government body that promotes, funds, and monitors behavioral health services in Fairfield County Ohio. (Board, 2013) It consists of a fourteen member volunteer board which is appointed by the Fairfield County Commissioners and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS). (Fairfield County ADAMH Board, 2010)

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    Health Care System and Health Care Act

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    household amounts to an average net pay of $84,431 a year and $60,000 of it is spent on everyday expenses (United States Census Bureau). Health care in the United States is currently a free-market in which private companies charge customers for their medical coverage. In the current system, it costs about $8,400 per household for medical coverage in a year (Rising Health Care Costs). That only leaves about $16,000 for emergency money or money used for other recreational activities. The typical middle

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    The Affordable Health Care Act

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    Although the Affordable Health Care Act represents a step in the right direction towards encouraging all Americans to benefit themselves of medical services, the bill fails to address the source causes of problems in the system. The American health care system is imperfect because it is a nonprofit model that places profits far ahead of patients. When profits come ahead of patients, the result is an incapability to fulfill the ethical duties of being a health care worker. A progressive transformation

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    Individually Identifiable Health Information, better known as the Privacy Rule, that took effect in April 2003 for large entities and a year later for small ones, was established as the first set of national standards for the protection of health information. This rule was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to meet the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Privacy Rule was born out of a need for health information to be appropriately

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