HHP 625 - Legal Issues in Health Care

This course will study many of the legal issues involved in the provision of health care. The course will include an overview of the history of health care and a foundation of the American legal system. As the course progresses, critical legal issues relating to the health care industry will be addressed, including tort law and professional liability insurance, information management, patient rights, ethical issues in health care, and employment and labor issues involved in the administration of health care. Due to limited time and the extent and varying complexity of material in the text, not all material will be covered. The course is intended to be an overview, not an in-depth analysis of any given topic. Likewise, the course is not designed to provide an introduction to or overview of every facet of the law regarding health care.

Credit hours: 3

Last updated: 05/23/2022