Section Description Provided by Instructor
This is a survey course covering legal issues in health care delivery, financing, and the responsibilities of health care professionals to patients. The course offers students an introduction to a subject that constitutes one-seventh of the U.S. economy and is crucial to all citizens. The course will include traditional areas of interest including quality of care, liability of health care professionals and institutions, state and federal regulation of the health care industry, insurance and managed care, access to health care, medical malpractice and tort reform, and fraud and abuse, as well as more emerging legal areas pertaining to rights to care and to refuse care, and life and death decision-making. There will also be an analysis of the new health care enactment, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as legal and Constitutional challenges to the law.
TR 1:20 –2:40 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit