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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HA 703 - Healthcare Law, Regulation & Ethics

The inextricable link between the healthcare delivery system and law requires healthcare administrators to be experts in a breadth of legal and regulatory issues. This course will introduce students to the legal and ethical issues affecting the administration and delivery of healthcare services. Students will be familiarized with the U.S. legal system, major legal issues pertaining to the management of healthcare institutions, regulations surrounding quality of care, the impacts of the Affordable Care Act, and ethical issues in health administration. Specific attention will be given to common legal and ethical issues encountered in the healthcare environment, including antitrust laws, patient privacy, end-of-life care, and malpractice. Students will become familiar with the responsibility of healthcare organizations to comply with government regulations and the important role of ethics committees for decision-making in healthcare delivery.

Credits: 3