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Legal, Ethical Issues and Medical Records for Health Professionals 

By Jennifer Jones 

An Online Self-Paced Course


3 Hours of Continuing Education 


Cost: $24


JJ ASSESSMENTS AND CLINICAL SERVICES, LLC is a Continuing Education Provider

#50-38608 for the following Boards:

  •  FL Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

  •  Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy 

  •  Arizona Board of Athletic Training

  •  Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy   Examiners

  •  Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy 

  •  Arkansa State Board of Nursing

  •  District of Columbia Board of Nursing

  •  FL Board of Nursing

  •  Georgia Board of Nursing 

  •  Kansas State Board of Nursing

  •  Kentucky Board of Nursing

  •  Michigan Board of Social Worker 

  •  Michigan Board of Nursing

  •  Mississippi Board of Nursing

  •  New Mexico Board of Nursing

  •  North Dakota Board of Nursing

  •  Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage   and  Family Therapist Board

  •  South Carolina Board of Examiner on Psychology 

  •  South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiner

  •  Tennessee Board of Social Worker

  •  West Virginia Board of Social Work

  •  Tennessee Board For Lpcs, Lmfts And Cpts 


Ethical issues in healthcare revolve around the moral decision-making of health professionals. Laws and ethics for health professionals reflect the values and interests of the broader society. These values and interests tend to differ based on culture and country (Tulchinsky & Varavikova, 2014). However, professional codes of ethics help guide health professionals in the United States.


While each code of ethics may differ, they have similar ethical requirements regarding patient-caregiver relationships, patient rights, and medical records. All health professionals must follow these codes when working with patients. Furthermore, health professionals are required to follow specific laws and HIPAA regulations. If they do not, health professionals may face criminal or civil penalties (Varkey, 2021). Being a health professional may be a rewarding job, but there are legal and ethical guidelines all health professionals must follow to ensure that all patients are receiving adequate care.

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