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AHEA 100 - Medical Law and Ethics

3 CR

Previously HPRO 131.
Introductory course in the “practical” application of law and ethics as related to medical issues healthcare employees face on a daily basis. Topics include federal and state legislation, legal liability, HIPAA, confidentiality and release of information, scheduled drugs and DEA regulations, standard-of-care, and an exploration of the legal issues related to ethical considerations of conception, quality-of-life, hospice care, and advance directives. Either HPRO 131 or AHEA 100 may be taken for credit, but not both.

Prerequisite(s): Placement by assessment into ENGL 101 , or completion of ENGL 092  or ENGL 093  with a C or better. Completion of AHE 100  and AHE 100  with a C or better, or permission of instructor.

Course Outcomes
Describe the fundamental medical laws and ethical considerations for health care practice. Apply knowledge of medical law and ethics by completing paperwork used in a medical office (e.g., living wills, power of attorney, release of information forms) Explain legal confidentiality practices for medical offices

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