Course Number: 90-832
This course explores the law related to provision of health care and governing health care institutions. Starting with an examination of the structure of the United States legal system, this course then examines some of the statutes, regulations and cases whose subjects are the provision of health care services in the US. Topics covered include malpractice, patient rights, reimbursement, research, and death and dying.
The course requires extensive reading, which is provided on Blackboard, and which is primarily composed of original sources such as Supreme Court cases and federal and state statutes and regulations. There is an optional take-home midterm, and a required take-home final.
Gary L. Kaplan