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HCC 111 Healthcare Law and Ethics
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Introduction to the foundations of law and ethics in health care, legal issues for health care practitioners, and professional, social, and interpersonal health care issues.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Summarize and describe the foundations of healthcare law and ethics including credentials, professional code of ethics, various laws, courts and contracts.
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze the legal issues for working healthcare practitioners including professional liability and medical malpractice, defenses to liability suits, medical records and informed consent and privacy laws and HIPAA regulations.
3. (Analysis Level) Outline the professional liability and medical malpractice issues for healthcare practitioners including the concept of reasonable person standard, standard of care and duty of care, privacy, confidentiality, privileged communication and the four elements necessary to prove negligence.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze the professional, social and interpersonal health care issues for healthcare practitioners including physicians' public duties and responsibilities, workplace legalities, beginning of life and childhood, death and dying and ethics for healthcare practitioners.
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze the ethical business issues for healthcare practitioners including advertising and the media, fees and charges, guidelines for medical records and a physician's practice and professional rights and responsibilities.
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