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2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIMT 1302 - HIM Legal Aspects

Credits: 3
**Not Part of a Tennessee Transfer Pathway**

F - Online
Prerequisites: HIMT 1301  or permission of HIM Coordinator

This course provides an understanding of the legal principles that govern health information and the health record as a legal document.  Emphasis is placed on key concepts including:  the court system, medical staff, nursing staff, governing board, and their functions and responsibilities.  Confidentiality, release of information, informed consent, patient rights, record retention, and an in-depth review of HIPAA will be studied and practiced.  Course focus includes current trends in health legislation such as healthcare fraud, federal and state required reporting. 3 lecture hours.


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