AH185: Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare - 4 Hours
This course is designed to provide general legal and ethical information for the employment in and delivery of health care in medical and dental offices, clinics, and emergency care facilities. Legal topics include health care business structures and workplace regulations; HIPAA regulations, privacy, security and confidentiality guidelines, retention of medical records, obtaining consent and release information, advanced directives and public health reports. The ethical implications of assisted conception, human experimentation, institutional review boards, abortion, gene therapy and genetic engineering, organ transplantation, euthanasia and assisted suicide, living wills and advanced directives are also covered. Competency in release of information, understanding of professionalism, and recognition of the differences between law and ethics is required. A Bioethical research paper is required.