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    May 18, 2024  
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BSTEC 115 - Medical Law and Ethics



3.0 Credits
Introduction to legal, moral, and ethical issues in health care professions; legal terminology; federal and state legislation; privacy, security and confidentiality; release of information; HIPAA, OSHA, WISHA and CDC regulations.
Prerequisite AENGL 093 or ENGLP 093.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the general process of creating, amending, and enforcing laws.
  2. Compare and contrast the concepts of law, ethics, and morals.
  3. Identify the differences between licensure, certification, and registration, and describe which medical office professions require such endorsements.
  4. Review the key points of the Washington State Medical Practice Act, and describe what actions could result in the loss or suspension of the license to practice medicine in Washington state.
  5. Explain the basic HIPAA standards in regard to patient confidentiality and the right to privacy, and state the minimum fine for breaking such standards.
  6. Recall and analyze strategies of medical office risk management, and explain how they can minimize negative legal action against a medical practice.
  7. Compare and contrast tort law, civil law, and criminal law, and give examples of each.
  8. Research and analyze workplace and employment laws that directly affect medical practices.



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