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Medical Legal Issues

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
OST 149 3 0 0 3
Prerequisite

None

Corequisite

None

Description

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and ethical issues involved in providing health-care services. Emphasis is placed on the legal requirements of medical practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice liability. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law and accepted ethical behavior.

Credit by examination is not available for this course because of the nature of the course and in some cases safety requirements in the use of equipment. Any exceptions must be with the approval of the department chairperson.

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