Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HP 220 - Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare

3 Credit(s)

An overview of the United States legal system. A study of the principles of law and ethics as applied to the healthcare field with particular reference to all phases of medical information management and medical assisting.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Discuss historical perspectives of health care
  2. Explain sources of law that effect health care –including licensing, regulation and accreditation
  3. Analyze Tort Law/theories of negligence and tort reform
  4. Describe criminal aspects of health care law
  5. Examine contract and antitrust issues – including managed health care
  6. Critique medical staff organizations
  7. Discuss medicine and the law
  8. Analyze corporate liability and liability by departments and health care professionals and malpractice insurance
  9. Discuss information management and health care records
  10. List patient rights and responsibilities /patient safety and zero tolerance
  11. Recognize the importance of legal reporting requirements
  12. Analyze health care ethics
  13. Synthesize policy relating to employment law and labor relations in the health care industry

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