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AHEA 100 - Medical Law and Ethics


3 CR

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.

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 Program Chair.

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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