Ethical

The Medical Staff Coordinator has again called upon your expertise in the area of health care law. You have been asked to provide a written discussion of the basic fundamentals of law. The Coordinator has asked you to provide the information outlined below and to use research (at least 2 sources) to substantiate your discussion.

Discuss 1 of the following Acts, and use the questions below to guide your response:

  • Privacy Act
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
  • Health Care Quality Improvement Act
  • Ethics in Patient Referral Act
  • Patient Self-Determination Act
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The following questions are to guide your response:

  • What is the date of enactment of this Act?
  • What led to the enactment of this Act?
  • What are the criminal penalties, if any, for violation of this Act?
  • Who is governed by this Act?
  • What are some of the key provisions of this Act?
  • Discuss the impact the Act has had on health care since it was implemented.

Use APA formatting and citation standards. Use at least 2 scholarly references published within the last 5 years to substantiate your work.

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