CM337-0704B-01 Current Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in H Phase 1 Discussion Board

Deliverable Length: 1-2 pages

Details: Many physicians within the Ocean Health network have requested technical assistance in understanding patient privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent. You have been asked to develop answers to their specific questions that have come forward from the physicians. This information will be used at a later time to develop training.

Respond to the specific questions that have come from physicians within the network:

1.Are the laws that govern patient privacy and confidentiality made at the federal and/or state level?
2.What is the most significant law that governs patient privacy and confidentiality?
3.In 25 words or less, summarize the purpose of this law as it pertains to privacy.
4.What is protected health information?
5.What is meant by  minimum necessary ?
6.What is a covered entity?
7.What web resources are available regarding HIPAA that are useful to understand this regulation?
8.What web resources identified by other students were of interest to you and why?

Date Due: Monday, Nov 26, 2007 by 11pm eastern time

Objective: Identify major issues in health care with unique ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations, such as patient privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent, as well as methods to address them.

Please include a reference page, citations, quotes, etc...