Health Law and Regulations Paper

1432 Words Oct 8th, 2011 6 Pages
Health Law and Regulations Paper

Diane Wilson
University of Phoenix

Rhonda Dempsey

Health Law and Regulations Paper

"Federal regulatory agencies have been created over the life of the United States to deal with specific issues that affect citizens of all states or industries that engage in business across state boundaries. Federal regulatory agencies generate and enforce rules" (eHow Money). The law dictates their work. Regulatory agencies enforce federal laws and generate rules. These rules are necessary for effective enforcement.
There has been a challenge of rapidly rising costs in relation to qualify of outcomes. We have an insurance system that is costly and inadequate for those who really need it. We are faced with the high cost
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The Poison Control Center laws affect the provider, hospital clinics and or insurers because the center provides treatment advice, poisoning information and poison prevention education to the public and health care professionals. The Poison Control Center has a multilingual interpreter in one hundred and sixty one languages for those who call the 1-800 numbers.
Another law and regulation currently faced by the Center for Disease Control is Health Information Privacy (HIPAA). "The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information" (US Department of Health and Human Services). All of us believe our medical and other health information is private. Most of us believe our health information should be protected. We want to know who has that information. The privacy gives a person rights over his health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at it. This is a federal law. Health plans and most health care providers must follow these laws. There are organizations that do not have to follow the Privacy and Security Rules. Those organizations include life insurers, employers, many schools, school districts, and many law enforcement agencies. Other organizations are included.
Most times when we think of poisoning, we think of humans. Animals are also poisoned. There is an Animal…