2020-2021 School of Law Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
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LAW 316 - Healthcare Law.


This course broadly examines healthcare law in the United States.  Topics include (1) the organization and finance of the healthcare industry; (2) the complex system of laws and regulations governing the delivery of, and payment for, healthcare services; (3) the problems of access to healthcare and control of healthcare costs, including the impact of the Affordable Care Act, state and federal managed-care regulation, the effect of ERISA on health insurance, the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act; (4) issues presented by the organization of the healthcare enterprise, including medical staff privileging, labor and employment problems, fraud and abuse, and antitrust; (5) ensuring quality in the healthcare system via the licensure of healthcare providers and the enforcement of quality standards through medical malpractice actions against both individuals and healthcare institutions; and (6) the manner in which acceptable healthcare outcomes depend upon responsible bioethical decision-making in the face of changing technology and increased consumerism. Three hours. Lee



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