Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Branches of Government and the Configuration of the U.S. Judicial System
Slide content:Two Kinds of Penalties Civil law: Exchange of money between the private parties to the lawsuit Public law: Can result in fines paid to the government and/or imprisonment The same action can result in both kinds of penalties 12
Slide notes:Violation of a civil law usually results in an exchange of money between the private parties to the lawsuit. Violation of a public law usually results in fines paid to the government, and it can also result in imprisonment. The same illegal action may result in both kinds of penalties. 12