Health Law and Policy (Hoffman,A)
TR 1:30PM - 2:50PM
This course provides a general introduction to the law, policy, politics, and economics of health care delivery and financing in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of the legal and policy considerations that have shaped the relationships between providers (physicians and hospitals), payers (public and private), and patients and how areas of law (e.g., torts, contracts, antitrust, tax) develop in unique ways when applied to the health care industry. The course will cover selected aspects of the Affordable Care Act, COVID-related regulation, and new health regulations under the incoming administration.
This examination of how the law applies to the health care industry, which accounts for 1/6 of the U.S. economy, may appeal to students generally interested in public policy, as well as to students who intend to work in the health care field. No prerequisites are required.
Health Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of health law and policy; Perform legal analysis in the context of health law and policy; Communicate effectively on topics related to health law and policy; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection among health law and policy and issues of access to services, public and private financing of health industries, and the political and economic issues surrounding issues of health law and health services.
Administrative and Regulatory Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of administrative and regulatory law and the administrative process, including the role of statutory authorization and work of administrative agencies; Perform legal analysis in the context of administrative and regulatory law; Communicate effectively on topics related to administrative and regulatory law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role administrative and regulatory law play in our legal system and in society as a whole.
"Health Care Law and Ethics" by Hall, Bobinski, and Orentlicher