HIT 102 Legal Aspects of Health Information (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the legal and regulatory requirements for the maintenance, retention, and dissemination of health information and the role of patient documentation in legal proceedings. Major topics include: federal and state regulations; accreditation standards; the federal and state legal system; authorizations and consents, release of information, concepts of liability; civil procedures; compliance and the role of risk management.