Erica L. Montgomery
Module 1 SLP U.S. Legal System, Rulemaking, & Health care Law
MHM/522 Legal Aspects of Health Administration
Dr. Paulchris Okpala
April 20, 2015
Two purposes of legal citation, first, it indicates the nature of the authority upon a statement is based. Another, it contains the information necessary to find ns read the cited information. A number of principles are here set forth as a basis for system of legal citation forms. For example, systems that might be seen as an attempt to achieve a balance amongst these principles, some of which should inevitably conflict (Axel-Lute, 1982).
Uniqueness- a citation must contain sufficient material to identify unambiguously the material cited (Axel-Lute, 1982).
Redundancy- there are two kinds of redundancy are desirable: One being a citation form must contain enough material to enable the cited information to be identified correctly even though there is an issue in the transmission or transcription of the citation. Secondly, a citation must, if possible, include parallel reference to two or more different resources for the same information to enable the reader to find it in the most convenient source (Axel-Lute, 1982).
Informativeness- a citation must contain the information that is most likely to be helpful to the reader in understanding and evaluating the authority behind the statement supported by the citation (Axel-Lute, 1982).
Other laws such as, American Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation, community accommodation, communications, and governmental actives. The ADA also establishes requirement for telecommunications relay services. Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) was passed by the US Congress in the 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA), witch dealt with medical problems. The law’s initial intent was to ensure patient access to emergency medical care and to prevent the practice of patient dumping. However,…