This course will provide students with an introduction to medical law and liability issues for healthcare providers, particularly those pertaining to MN Acupuncture scope of practice as designated in MN statute 147B and 146A. In addition the course provides training in: HIPAA and Patient Privacy, informed consent, medical communication and referral recognizing red flag referrals. The ethics component of this course will introduce students to medical ethics and professional ethical issues including: managing ethical dilemmas, understanding ethical decision making models, managing risk and liability, and mandated reporting.