About This Class
This survey course will provide an introduction to the broad body of laws and policies governing the provision of health care in the United States, focusing on the subjects most applicable to lawyers representing health care providers and regulators. The course will start with an overview of the challenges facing the U.S. health care system in the areas of cost, access and quality, providing context for the balance of the semester’s work. It then will turn to specific substantive topics, including: the regulation and licensure of health care professionals and facilities; professional liability claims and defenses; public health insurance, principally Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act; the laws governing health care organizations, involving hospital-physician relations, corporate structure, tax, fraud and abuse, and antitrust; and finally, the public health laws that have drawn close public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the course is to provide a solid foundation, and the essential skills, to identify and analyze to the range of legal issues that arise in a health lawyer’s professional practice.
TR 9:55 AM - 11:10 AM
8/30/2021 - 12/26/2021
Location: On-campus, Oakes Hall, 208