The Health Law course is a traditional law school course that will focus on the fundamental legal principles underlying the provision of health care in the United States. Using a practical problem-oriented approach, we will discuss:
Quality Control in Health Care – licensing of health care providers, limitations on the scope of practice of non-physician and alternative providers, accreditation of health care institutions, and basic malpractice law
Confidentiality (Including Common Law issues and HIPAA), and Informed Consent
Cost and Access: Private Insurance and Managed Care, Medicare, Medicaid and Charity Care (including current litigation over the ACA)
Business Structure of the Healthcare Enterprise
This course will use Furrow, et al., Health Law (6th ed. 2007) and the 2011 Health Reform Supplement. This course is not open to first year law students. There will be a midterm exam and a final exam.