HCA 812 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment
State Professional Boards
In the health care industry, professional boards are established to protect the safety of the public. They do this through setting standards of care and other means. In this assignment, you will write about the functions and standards of these organizations with regard to how they protect the public.
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Write a paper (1,250-1,500 words) in which you contrast two state professional boards that regulate health care. Include the following in your paper:
A clear identification of the two state professional boards being contrasted.
A summary of the functions of each of these boards. What is the primary focus? What do they do?
A discussion of the key professional standards established by the identified boards. How are the professional standards set by each of these boards similar and different? What happens if the standards are in conflict with one another?
A summary and evaluation of the methods used by each of the identified boards for protecting the public. How and how well does each of these groups assure that professional standards are carried out and that the safety of the public is adequately protected?