Health Care Law and Policy
This course surveys the federal and state laws that regulate healthcare in the United States. It examines the complex legal relationships involving patients, health care providers, insurers, and regulatory agencies. It explores how the law affects access to health care, the quality of care provided, the liabilities of health care providers, the privacy rights of patients, and the requirements of informed consent. It examines the basic structures of health care providers including Health Management Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, and Points of Service. Finally. the course considers special issues associated with public programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
This upper-level substantive course focuses on the federal and state laws that regulate health care in the United States.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; Corporate Transactions and Governance; Health Care Management and Compliance; Trusts and Estates