Health Law (2250)
This course studies the current issues in the rapidly developing field of health law. Topics include access to care and providers' legal obligations to treat indigent patients; the relationship between access to care and payors' financing of care; provider licensure and disciplinary rules; structure and governance of health care providers and payors; establishment and regulatory obligations of tax exempt providers; fraud and abuse laws governing hospitals' and physicians' arrangements with payors and impact of those laws on patient care; the doctrine of informed consent; and the impact on health care workers, payors, and consumers of medical record privacy laws (the study of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)). Topics will be explored using a problem-solving approach that will provide students with the opportunity to apply health law doctrines studied in class to real-world problems.
- Credits: 3