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49 engage in any relationships with a patient where

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4.9. Engage in any relationships with a patient where there is a risk of exploitation or potential harm to the patient. V. Advance health information management knowledge and practice through continuing education, research, publications, and presentations . A health information management professional shall : 5.1. Develop and enhance continually professional expertise, knowledge, and skills (including appropriate education, research, training, consultation, and supervision). Contribute to the knowledge base of health information management and share one’s knowledge related to practice, research, and ethics. 5.2. Base practice decisions on recognized knowledge, including empirically based knowledge relevant to health information management and health information management ethics. 5.3. Contribute time and professional expertise to activities that promote respect for the value, integrity, and competence of the health information management profession. These activities may include teaching, research, consultation, service, legislative testimony, advocacy, presentations in the community, and participation in professional organizations. 5.4. Engage in evaluation and research that ensures the confidentiality of participants and of the data obtained from them by following guidelines developed for the participants in consultation with appropriate institutional review boards. 5.5. Report evaluation and research findings accurately and take steps to correct any errors later found in published data using standard publication methods. 5.6. Design or conduct evaluation or research that is in conformance with applicable federal or state laws. 5.7. Take reasonable steps to provide or arrange for continuing education and staff development, addressing current knowledge and emerging developments related to health information management practice and ethics. VI. Recruit and mentor students, staff, peers, and colleagues to develop and strengthen professional workforce. A health information management professional shall : 6.1. Provide directed practice opportunities for students. 6.2. Be a mentor for students, peers, and new health information management professionals to develop and strengthen skills. 6.3. Be responsible for setting clear, appropriate, and culturally sensitive boundaries for students, staff, peers, colleagues, and members within professional organizations. 6.4. Evaluate students' performance in a manner that is fair and respectful when functioning as educators or clinical internship supervisors.
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