Health Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 2:00 - 3:07 pm TNH 3.142

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final December 10, 2009 1:30 pm A-Z in 2.137

Description

This is a survey course covering legal issues in health care delivery, financing, and the responsibilities of health care professionals to patients. In addition to presenting essential material for those intending to represent health care providers and payers, serve as health care regulators, or advocate on behalf of individuals, the course offers students of all backgrounds an introduction to the legal governance of one-sixth of the U.S. economy. The course content changes from year to year, but generally emphasizes quality assurance in health care, including but not limited to medical malpractice liability. The course also explores the ongoing transformation of health care from a regulated profession to a regulated industry, and assesses current prospects for reforming the American health care system to better serve the public's health.