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Laws and Regulations

Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal laws and regulations that impact the Health industry

Critical Work Functions

  • Apply the fundamentals of privacy and confidentiality policies and procedures
    • Comply with applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations and legislated rights of clients
      • Practice responsibly within the ethical framework of the Patients' Bill of Rights
        • Understand the legal responsibilities, limitations, and implications of actions
          • Comply with policies and requirements for documentation, information security and record keeping
            • Keep up to date on standards and government regulations
              • Follow agency/facility policies and procedures
                Technical Content Areas

                • Client/Patient
                  • Client/Patient Bill of Rights
                  • Good Samaritan Law
                  • Client/patient advocacy
                • Laws and Regulations - Such as:
                  • Relevant state and local laws and regulations
                  • Privacy and confidentiality policies and procedures
                  • Protected Health Information (PHI)
                  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and updates
                  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
                  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Regulations
                  • Needle Stick Prevention Act
                  • Emergency medical treatment and active labor act (EMTALA) regulations
                • Voluntary Accreditation
                  • Joint Commission regulations
                  • American Osteopathic Association regulations