HIMT 1302 - HIM Legal Aspects(3)
This course provides an understanding of the legal principles that govern health information and the health record as a legal document. Emphasis is placed on key concepts including; the court system, medical staff, nursing staff, governing board, and their functions and responsibilities. Confidentiality. release of information, informed consent, patent rights, record retention, and an in-depth review of HIPAA will be studied and practiced. Course focus includes current trends in health legislation such as healthcare fraud, federal and state required reporting. Concurrent: HIMT 1301 [S]
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