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: Placement by assessment into ENGL&101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Completion of AHE100 and AHE110 with a C or better, or permission of instructor. Previously HPRO 131. Either HPRO 131 or AHEA 100 may be taken for credit, but not both.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- 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