2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AHS 173 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Description: Application of general principles of law and ethics as related to health information management and patient record management in an electronic, hybrid or paper environment. Legal and ethical issues, legal terminology, records law, patient rights, privacy and security and regulations.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 2
Lecture: 2
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Legal concepts and processes
  2. Legal terminology
  3. Health record as a legal document
  4. Confidentiality, privacy and security
  5. Patient rights
  6. Malpractice and negligence
  7. Professional and practice-related ethical issues

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain how legal and regulatory requirements relate to legal concepts and processes in health care. (1,2,4)
  2. Summarize the structure, purposes, functions and the users of health records. (3)
  3. Describe the release of patient records in accordance with policies and procedures for access and disclosure of personal health information. (4,5)
  4. Describe the Patient Bill of Rights. (5)
  5. Explain monitoring the privacy and security of health data. (4)
  6. Discuss medical malpractice and negligence in healthcare. (6)
  7. Identify the principles of medical ethics. (7)