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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Health Records and Privacy (HLT-202)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

At the completion of this course, students will be able to: discuss HIPAA, its purposes and its most commonly applied features and rules; apply the “Privacy Rule” under HIPAA to given pieces of information; describe the mechanisms by which HIPAA can be enforced through lawsuits and administrative actions; differentiate the roles of the federal and state governments in health records regulation; and describe the minimum required medical records retention policies applicable under federal law.


The Health Records and Privacy course focuses on healthcare records legislation, most importantly, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The course presents an overview of HIPAA, discusses the Privacy Rule and what information must be safeguarded under the legislation, remedies for unauthorized disclosures, record retention policies, and requirements for healthcare providers.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Insurance Law (6/21).