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5. Under certain circumstances, medical control immunity statutes shield physicians and certain nurses from which of the following?
A. Criminal culpability
B. Civil liability
C. Filing of a lawsuit
6. Because of the indirect relationship that exists between a medical control physician and a patient treated in the field by EMS personnel, most courts would rule that malpractice on the part of the physician may exist only when the physician has engaged in which of the following activities?
B. Hands-on treatment
C. Diagnosis and treatment recommendation
D. Radio communication
7. A medical control physician not practicing in the Ninth Circuit who orders an incoming ambulance to divert away from his or her ED, prior to the ambulance entering hospital property, will likely be violating EMTALA only if:
A. the ambulance is owned and operated by his or her hospital.
B. the patient is indigent.
C. the physician is board-certified in emergency medicine.
D. every bed in the ED is filled.
8. A physician who provides medical direction to an EMS service might, as a result of this activity, incur civil liability for each of the following?
B. Medical malpractice
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above
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