Ethics and the Law
Anyone who works with patients or medical records needs to know some important ethical and legal issues. In this section of the tutorial you will learn about patient rights and responsibilities. You will also learn about HIPAA, an important law that protects patient privacy.
You also know that one of your responsibilities is to keep patient information private and secure. Protecting patient information is very important. If you are ever unsure about how to handle patient information, ask your supervisor.