The student will gain basic understanding of the important legal definitions, legal doctrines, malpractice and risk management information, ethics and patient rights relevant to the field of diagnostic imaging and the role of the imaging professional. It includes case histories in the form of vignettes that assist readers in applying the principles of law to real work situations. This is a foundation course for all future classes and the skills and principles will be utilized throughout the program. This course covers clinical policies and procedures, HIPAA and the patient’s bill of rights. This course focuses on the sonographer’s role as a health care team member.