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MEDA 140
Medical Law and Ethics


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

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Lecture Hours:20


Description
Introduction to the legal and ethical side of medical settings. This course exposes the student to legal concepts, including standard of care, criminal and civil acts, contracts, negligence, ethical concepts, confidentiality, and scope of practice for health care professionals. Prerequisite: Admission to the Medical Assisting program. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Define legal concepts related to healthcare professions
  • Understand and explain scope of practice
  • Understand and explain standard of care
  • Apply ethical concepts to client/caregiver interactions

  • Course Topics
  • Regulation of Health Professions- Uniform
  • Disciplinary Act
  • Medical records - health care information access and disclosure
  • Practice and procedure
  • Administrative procedures and requirements for credentialed health care providers
  • Negligence
  • Ethical concepts
  • Contracts

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.