Health Care Law   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

LAW 674 - Health Care Law

Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
This course is a survey of fundamental legal issues related to the health care industry. It provides an introduction to the many issues with which lawyers working in the health care industry need to be familiar, and serves as a foundation for those students wishing to take additional, more in-depth courses in health law. Coverage will include the structure of the health care system, regulatory issues such as licensing, staff privileges, accreditation and certificates of need; antitrust; ERISA; government payor issues (Medicare and Medicaid); HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act); fraud and abuse (including Anti-Kickback and STARK I & II regulations) ; the legal obligation to provide treatment (including EMTALA); and health care reform.