This course is an introduction to the regulatory aspects of providing health care services. Students will become familiar with state and federal health regulations. Emphasis is placed on various contemporary characteristics regarding the laws and ethics of health care delivery and the rules that impact health care employment.
Describe the legal and ethical responsibilities of the health care employee.
Describe the elements of a civil malpractice lawsuit.
Identify measures to reduce malpractice risk.
Criminal and Civil Law
Contrast criminal and civil causes of action in the health care profession.
Discuss the types of intentional torts.
Describe the health care employee's responsibility regarding reportable instances.
Health Care Business Roles
Identify the purpose of job descriptions in a health care setting.
Explain how regulations impact health care employees.
Explain actions that negatively affect medical record creditability.
Explain the reasons for restricting access to health records.
Determine appropriate personnel access to health records.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Summarize the privacy requirements of HIPAA.
Compare and contrast privacy and confidentiality.
Describe the limits of confidentiality.
Basics of Ethics in Health Care
Distinguish between laws, morals, and ethics.
Explain the ethical challenges of resource scarcity in health care.
Differentiate between personal and professional ethics.
Describe the three forms of advanced directives.
Describe the importance of maintaining a code of ethics.
Influences on the Health Care Industry
Discuss the roles of accrediting organizations in health care.
Discuss the roles of other organizations that influence health care.
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