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Department of Health Informatics
Health Information Management
BINF3110 - Legal Aspects of Health Information
Course Description
A study of the importance of medical records as legal documents. Includes the legal aspects of hospital and medical staff organization, release of information and legal actions requiring evidence from documented health information.
Credits/Modes of Instruction
Credits:  3
3 credit hours
Lecture presented as MS PowerPoint Presentations
Assignments/Projects (graded written assignments/project submission)
Textbook activities
Laboratory Exercises utilizing software accessible remotely
Canvas Learning System
None. This course is open to all medical, dental, public health and health related professions students. Students must have access to the internet.
Course Goals and Outcomes:
This course prepares the student to meet the challenges of a highly regulated industry, particularly as they relate to the statutory, regulatory, accreditation, and other external forces that guide the practice of health information administration and the retention and release of protected health information.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Define the term "law". Contrast common law and statutory law.
Describe the development of a law.
Explain the division, structure and jurisdiction, of judicial system
Name three Federal Quasi-Judicial Agencies.
List two State Quasi-Judicial Agencies.
Describe the role played by federal and state entities in the licensing and regulation of health care facilities.