AHEA 100 Medical Law and Ethics • 3 Cr.


Introductory course in the "practical" application of law and ethics as related to medical issues healthcare employees face on a daily basis. Topics include federal and state legislation, legal liability, HIPAA, confidentiality and release of information, scheduled drugs and DEA regulations, standard-of-care, and an exploration of the legal issues related to ethical considerations of conception, quality-of-life, hospice care, and advance directives.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental medical laws and ethical considerations for health care practice
  • Apply knowledge of medical law and ethics by completing paperwork used in a medical office (e.g., living wills, power of attorney, release of information forms)
  • Explain legal confidentiality practices and expectations for medical professionals