Healthcare Law and Regulation

Elective Course
Course Number: LAW 637
Credits: 2

This introductory survey health law course will address the laws governing the health care delivery system in the United States. After an introduction to the health care delivery system generally, the course will address the health law implications of: (1) the delivery system, (2) the financing system, and (3) the regulatory system, from federal and state perspectives. We will consider some health care policy issues, work on interpretations of statutes and regulations, work with research sources, consider relevant case law and spend time preparing and reviewing practice related documents. We will consider how a lawyer may advise a client from various perspectives on the often difficult fact patterns presented to a lawyer in practice. Students also will benefit from guest speakers who will share their expertise and experience with the class.