Oct 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

ALHE 101 - Medical Law and Ethics in Health Care

2 CR
This course provides an introduction to the legal implications and ethical considerations of working in the health care environment. Students will explore and discuss legal issues in health care from the perspective of the provider(s) and the patient. Topics include the scope of practice, the standard of care, and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Students will also discuss the effect of personal morals on professional performance. At the completion of the course students will receive a professional certification in HIPAA compliance.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 240, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Differentiate between scope of practice and standards of care for medical assistants.
  2. Compare and contrast medical professional roles in terms of standard of care.
  3. Describe components of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
  4. Describe the process of compliance reporting.