BUS 662 - Healthcare Law and Ethics
Health care is delivered within the context of a legal framework that reflects the values and expectations of the larger society regarding relationships between providers, patients, and organizations involved in the delivery of health services. Health care administrators and practitioners must be familiar with the general sources of law and the general legal principles that govern and affect those relationships. They must be aware of the law and regulations specific to health care that affects their areas of responsibility as well as that law which applies to society in general and from which specific health care legal issues frequently arise (i.e., tort law, contract law). Familiarity with the public policy underlying the law is also essential to an understanding of the laws operation.
This course examines the substantive contemporary issues in health care law and ethics and will expose students to reading and analyzing recent significant court decisions that offer an overview of the many legal issues that infuse the fields of healthcare administration, practice, and policy.
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