This course will introduce students to the structure of the American legal system and the principles of health law including healthcare case studies. The course surveys the federal and state court structure and legal proceedings pertaining to healthcare. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the role that medical record information has in legal proceedings, healthcare legislation and regulations. Emphasis will be placed on medical record confidentiality, access, release and disclosure and laws pertaining to retention and patient rights. Knowledge of the legal issues surrounding computerized medical records will be explored. Medical professional ethics and HIPAA privacy and security issues will be reinforced.
Prerequisites: Humanities or History General Education course and HIM 1000.
Terms Offered: Spring
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