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This course introduces students to the legal and ethical implications of working in medical facilities and the obligations of practitioners and office personnel to follow ethical standards and codes of conduct. Topics include: professionalism, the relationship between physicians/dentists/allied health providers and patients, professional liability, medical ethics, legality of health record as a legal document, and the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA). Prerequisites: DH100, DH 101, DH 102, DH 103, DH 104, DH 105, DH 106, DH 200, DH 202, DH 203, DH 206, DH209, DH 210, DH 211 Corequisites: DH 201, DH 204, DH 207, DH 208

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