Course Information

Course Number

347

Credits

3

Area of Study & Practice

  • Gov't Regulation & Administrative Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Industry-Oriented Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Public Policy

Health Care Law and Policy

A survey of the legal environment of the health services industry in a policy perspective, with particular attention to the tensions and trade-offs between quality and cost concerns. Topics for selective study include access to health care; private and public programs for financing and purchasing health services; the economics of health care and health care costs; the role of professionalism versus the new commercialism in health care; the legal and tax treatment of not-for-profit corporations; regulation of commercial practice in professional fields; fraud and abuse in government programs; the application of antitrust law in professional fields; the internal organization and legal liabilities of hospitals; public regulation of institutional providers, including certification of need; personnel licensure; private personnel credentialing and institutional accreditation; liability for medical accidents; legal liabilities associated with the administration of health benefits; and public regulation of managed-care organizations. Study of the diverse legal problems encountered by a single industry, particularly one as important, complex, and intrinsically interesting as health care, may appeal to students generally interested in public policy and in law and economics as well as those with specific interests in the health care field.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Barak D. Richman
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Spring 2014
E-mail ListSakai Site

Barak D. Richman
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Fall 2012

Barak D. Richman
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Spring 2012
E-mail ListSakai Site
Cross-listed: HLTHMGMTLAW 347

Frederick Robinson
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Spring 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Barak D. Richman
Health Care Law and Policy 347.401
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Barak D. Richman
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Spring 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site
Cross-listed.

Barak D. Richman
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Spring 2008
E-mail List

Clark C. Havighurst
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Spring 2006

Clark C. Havighurst
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Fall 2004

Clark C. Havighurst
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Fall 2003

Clark C. Havighurst
Health Care Law and Policy 347.01
Fall 2002