Running head: HEALTH CARE LAWS, POLICIES, AND REGULATIONS1Health Care Laws, Policies, and Regulations TimelineJanie S KingHCS/545May 23, 2016Kathleen Cross
HEALTH CARE LAWS, POLICIES, AND REGULATIONS2Health Care Laws, Policies, and Regulations TimelineHealth care laws, policies, and regulations are created to provide uniformity in our day-to-day schedules. They provide clarity when issues arise, ensures that we are competent in knowing our roles and responsibilities, to include; it protects every party from the employer, employee to the patient. Therefore, the three laws that will be discussed are The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The discussion will cover the purpose of its existence and the impact it has made. Identify the Law, Policy, or Regulation-FMLAPresident Clinton established FMLA in 1993. It took nine years to get it signed, and that is because of opposing opponents who were well funded to include, President George H.W. bushed vetoed it twice. This law was drafted to advocate on the behalf of working families. Working families face many conflicts that can occur without notice requiring them to leave work immediately. These situations could be due to children being sick or injured during school, pregnancy or loss of a family member to name a few. Situations such as these can probably last from 24 hours to maybe 72 hours or more. Therefore, with the enactment of the FMLA, working families can find a balance between responsibilities at home and labor. Employers must accommodate employees who are eligible for FMLA so that they can address their needs at homewithout worrying about consequences at work. Such consequences could be losing their job and or benefits.
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