HIM S240 Legal Aspects of Health Information
3 credits (2+2)
Review of legal implications of health records and related legal issues including the patient record as a legal document. Examination of emerging laws and legal trends impacting the management of health care information. Introduction to risk management and the role of the HIM professional as compliance and privacy officer. Students attend a court hearing and complete a project on the impact of recent regulatory laws on healthcare settings. Prerequisite: HIM S111 and admission to HIM degree program.