HPRO 131 Medical Law and Ethics • 2 Cr.
Designed for students interested in entry-level healthcare positions, this is an 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.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- - Describe the fundamental medical laws and ethical considerations covered in class
- - Practically 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)
- - Accurately explain legal confidentiality practices for medical offices
- - Effectively communicate cultural concerns in the medical arena