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Health Care Law

Course Information

Course #: LAW 362
Degree: JD Program
Area of Study:
  • Health Law, Policy and Bioethics,
  • Law, Government and Regulation,
  • Personal Injury Law
Course Type: Elective Course

This course is intended to introduce practical legal issues confronting healthcare organizations, including nonprofit and tax-exempt hospitals, health systems, physician groups, and other regulated providers of health care services. The class will be augmented by guest speakers from the field, and there will be assigned readings including selected cases and other materials. The course will cover the legal framework within which healthcare organizations are formed and operated, issues relating to access to healthcare and tax exemption controversy, regulatory issues governing the delivery of healthcare services, state and federal regulation of healthcare and enforcement trends, evolving corporate governance, compliance and ethics standards applicable to healthcare, legal issues in the operation of healthcare organizations, and healthcare reform and other current issues. 
(revised 11/09)

Credit Hours

Two credit hours.