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Health Records And Roles Of HIM Professionals The eight legal uses for the health record is to: 1. Establish the applicable standard of care 2. Evidence in civil actions 3. Evidence involving the credentialing process 4. Disciplinary proceeding of Healthcare professionals 5. Establish the cause of death 6. Determine blood alcohol content 7. Support an insanity defense 8. Proof of a party's physical condition The importance to understand these legal uses is to establish whether the care was met. The legal uses are also important for the uses in civil or criminal actions. The HIM responsibilities as a custodian of health record is to create and maintain the documents, and to record data for the health record. By doing so,
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