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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Ethics for Health Professions (HCA-200)


Varies (self- study, self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

April 2020 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine both legal and ethical terms as used in healthcare; determine the functions and distribution of responsibility between the federal, state and local governments pertinent to healthcare; distinguish the specific laws pertinent to healthcare professionals and facilities; assess the implications of violating various healthcare laws; investigate key aspects of health information technology, including social media and telemedicine; evaluate future trends in healthcare that may have legal and/or ethical implications; and discover fundamental healthcare ethical principles as they apply to all providers of care and services.


Major topics include: an overview of the legalities and ethical behavior associated with a medical practice/facility, examination of laws, regulations and other legal considerations applicable to the healthcare profession, combined with exploration of ethical and bio-ethical issues.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Allied Health, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Nutrition Science, Health and Wellness, Medical Office Management, or Health Informatics (4/20).