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This course covers the broad range of topics affected by health law and regulation ranging from patient rights to corporate responsibilities. Public and private health care regulatory agencies are examined as well as their impact on the operation of health care as a business. Legal issues ranging from professional malpractice to corporate wrongdoing are also discussed.
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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Fremgen, B. F. (2012). Medical law and ethics: An interactive look at the decision, dilemmas, and regulations in healthcare practice today (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
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Week One: The Legal Environment of the Health Care Industry| | Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1.1 Relate the general nature, sources, and functions of the law to the health care industry. 1.2 Identify the governmental and other agencies that impact the health care industry and the regulatory scheme they administer. 1.3 Analyze the regulatory issues and trends that impact the health care industry. 1.4 Explain the function and process of individual and organizational licensure, accreditation, certification, and authorization.| | | Reading| Read the Week One Read Me First. | | |
Reading| Read Ch. 1 of Medical Law and Ethics.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 2 of Medical Law and Ethics.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 3 of Medical Law and Ethics.| | | Participation/weekly summary| Participate in class discussion. Each response should be 100+ words for substance points. The weekly summary should be 100+ words.| 4 days out of 7| .52| Discussion Questions| Respond to weekly discussion questions, There are three DQ’s each must be between 200-300 words There will be points deducted if each DQ’s are not within the word count (200-300 words). * | Wednesday, Thursday,Friday| .06.04.04| Learning Team InstructionsWeekly Team Review| Review the Week One objectives and discuss insights and questions that may have arisen.| | | Learning Team InstructionsAssignment| Submit the Team Dispute and describe how each team member will work towards developing a finish product in week five (5).| Monday| 1.00| IndividualArticle or Case Law Search| Note: If an assignment is late, it will be subject to a 10% PER DAY deduction, no papers are accepted after four days.Find an article or a current legal case that involves one of the following issues: [I strongly suggest you use the following as topic headings so that I can follow your paper, thanks!]A critical regulatory issue in health careA critical regulatory issue specific to institutional health careWrite a 700- to 1,050-word analysis of the article or the legal case that explains how the issue relates to the nature,...