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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Medical Legal Issues (274)*

45 hours (7 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the United States.

September 2010 - September 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: define health care and related financing terminology and explain the overlapping roles of federal and state authorities in health care; describe the varied roles among beneficiaries, providers and suppliers, physicians and Medicare; apply statues and regulations to job related scenarios; incorporate legal concepts of authentication and admissibility; discuss noncompliance, liability and fraud; explain a hospital's obligations under EMTALA; analyze legal theories for clinical trials litigation; and describe the roles of the medical and legal communities in health care.


The course is designed to provide participants with an introductory overview of legal issues arising in the healthcare workplace. Topics include: confidentiality, medical records as a legal document, patients' authorization, and informed consent. Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding and Introduction to Medical Terminology are prerequisites for this course.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Coding (9/10). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.