Healthcare is America’s largest and fastest growing business with complex interactions across most sectors of American life in law, economics, politics, business, and families. The law and public policy affect healthcare providers and consumers, employers and employees. Further, the government bears the largest share of the cost for healthcare in the United States, and it is governed by complex webs of law and regulations. This course explores these complex, intersecting laws governing healthcare in the United States as they affect providers, patients, communities, and businesses.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure of health law in the United States.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how laws are made and administered.
- Understand and articulate the relationship between case law, statutes, and administrative regulations.
- Understand and explain the basic concepts of and differences in the legal systems and programs that govern healthcare in the United States.
- Recognize and articulate critical issues of justice in relationship to law and society.