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4.5 Laws and Regulations

Understanding the relevant local, state, and federal laws and regulations that impact the Health industry.

Critical Work Functions

    4.5.1 Understand how changes in laws, regulations, or policies impact the health care industry.
      4.5.2 Understand how new and emerging technologies impact the health care industry.
        4.5.3 Apply privacy and confidentiality policies and procedures.
          4.5.4 Comply with applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations and legislated rights of clients.
            4.5.5 Understand and apply the Patients' Bill of Rights.
              4.5.6 Understand the legal responsibilities, limitations, and implications of actions.
                4.5.7 Comply with policies and requirements for documentation, information security and record keeping.
                  4.5.8 Keep up to date on facility/program accreditation standards, as well as federal and state laws and regulations.
                    4.5.9 Adhere to client/ patient laws and regulations.
                    • Client/patient advocacy
                    • Client/Patient Bill of Rights
                    • Good Samaritan Law
                    4.5.10 Understand specific regulations and laws.
                    • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Regulations
                    • Emergency medical treatment and active labor act (EMTALA) regulations
                    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and updates
                    • Needle Stick Prevention Act
                    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
                    • Privacy and confidentiality policies and procedures
                    • Protected Health Information (PHI)
                    • Relevant state and local laws and regulations
                    4.5.11 Investigate the role of voluntary accreditation in health care facilities.
                    • American Osteopathic Association regulations
                    • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International Standards
                    • Joint Commission standards