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This concise, easy-to-use resource examines all of the current legal issues that concern emergency medical services. The authors are experienced emergency medical technicians as well as emergency medical service instructors and practising attorneys. This blend of expertise equips them to offer authoritative discussions and advice on the legal concerns faced by EMTs. Features: * Evaluates a full range of important subjects, including malpractice, risk management, vehicle operation, confidentiality, patient record keeping, sexual harassment, and adherence to Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines. * Discusses newer concerns in the field, such as advanced directives, ""Do Not Resuscitate"" orders, sexual discrimination, and infectious disease information disclosure. * Explains complex legal concepts in plain, everyday language. * Uses an abundance of detailed scenarios and specific examples to illustrate each legal concept. * Offers a compact layout that permits easy storage within a reader's office or vehicle.