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Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care (HIT140)

2.0 Semester Hours

Legal and ethical issues applicable to health information are emphasized within this course. Emphasis is placed on the purposes and goals of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security rules. Course topics examine privacy, confidentiality and the security of the health record, access to patient health information; release of health information (ROI) policies and procedures; professional and practice-related ethical issues in health information management.

Recommended Prereq: HIT100 or concurrent enrollment.

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