Chapter 9 Essay

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Chapter 9

Legal Aspects of Health
Information Management
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Legal and Regulatory Terms
• Sources of law
– Administrative law
– Case law or common law
– Statutory law

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Case Law Principles






Res gestae
Res ipsa loquitur
Res judicata
Respondeat superior
Stare decisis

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Subpoena Types
• Subpoena ad testificandum
• Subpoena duces tecum

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Maintaining the Patient Record in the Normal Course of Business
• The patient record is a legal business record.
• HIM professionals have the responsibility to secure and manage the patient information in the normal course of business.

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Confidentiality of Information and HIPAA Privacy and Security
Provisions





Privileged communication
Confidentiality
Privacy rule
Security rule

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Disclosure Tracking
• The tracking of disclosures must occur and can be completed using a manual or automated system. Copyright © 2011 Delmar, Cengage Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Legislation That Impacts Health
Information Management





Conditions of Participation (CoP)
Conditions of Coverage (CoC)
Drug and Abuse Act of 1972
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act
(EMTALA)
• Federal Patient Self Determination Act
• Freedom of Information Act of 1966
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