Legal Issues In Health Care: Regulation And Compliance –
This course covers the broad range of topics affected by health law and regulation ranging from patient rights to corporate responsibilities. Public and private health care regulatory agencies are examined as well as their impact on the operation of healthcare as a business. Legal issues ranging from professional malpractice to corporate wrongdoing are also discussed.
Legal Issues in Information and Technology Management
Analyze the legal and ethical implications of using technology or informatics in the health care industry.
Explain legal and ethical obligations relating to the documentation, retention, storage, and use of medical records.
Identify all statutory, regulatory, and common law requirements of confidentiality in the health care industry.
Explain the components and implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Health Care Issues in the Relationships of Providers, Third-Party Payers, and Patients
Identify the status of physicians’ rights and responsibilities in the delivery of health care.
Identify principles of patient consent and the resulting implications for the health care industry.
Describe state and federal statutory and regulatory enactments relative to patients’ rights and responsibilities.
Describe legal issues and applicable laws that apply to and regulate managed care.
Organizational and Professional Responsibility/Liability
Analyze appropriate ongoing risk management and quality assurance programs for health care.
Describe standards of care and potential liability for health care professionals and organizations.
Identify principles of agency law that impact responsibility and accountability in health care organizations.
Describe the elements of negligence and intentional torts that could bring financial liability to health care organizations and individuals.
Labor Laws Impacting Health Care Organizations and Individuals
Define the health and safety laws that must be applied by health care organizations and providers in ensuring a safe and productive workplace.
Describe how equal-employment opportunity laws are applied to ensure an equitable workplace.
Contract and Criminal Law in Health Care
Recognize the elements of enforceable contracts and the types of contracts that are applicable to health care providers.
Identify the various components of criminal law that professionals in the health care industry must understand to avoid violations.
The Legal Environment of the Health Care Industry
Explain the function and process of individual and organizational licensure, accreditation, certification, and authorization.
Analyze the regulatory issues and trends that impact the health care industry.
Identify the governmental and other agencies that impact the health care industry and the regulatory scheme they administer.
Relate the general nature, sources, and functions of the law to the health care industry.
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