Course Descriptions



Legal Issues in Health Care

Credit(s): 1

This course provides an overview of the laws and ethical issues relevant to medical careers. Topics include medical practice acts and boards, risk management, basic elements of contract law, professional liability and medical malpractice, privacy, confidentiality and privileged communications, medical records and informed consent, and workplace legalities. This is a required course in the Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Receptionist, Medical Office Transcriptionist/Pre-Health Information Technology, and Medical Transcriptionist programs.