Health Law Survey – JURI 525

CG • Section • 12/17/2019 to 05/25/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the laws related to health care in the United States. Subjects to be covered include the licensing and monitoring of healthcare professionals, the professional-patient relationship and duties to treat, liability that may attach to healthcare professionals and businesses, healthcare financing including public and private sources, fraud and abuse and business aspects of healthcare including anittrust. This course allows students to become conversant with the current complexities of healthcare law and understand emerging trends in this evolving body of law

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Health Law Survey is the foundational course needed for the study of health care law in this program. It offers the student an introduction to the study of health law in the United States. Given the increasing importance of health care law in this country, this course is invaluable in preparing the student to tackle health law related issues.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Read and analyze legal materials, including statutes, case law and case law interpretation, assimilating these teachings in order to articulate an understanding of the laws related to health care in the United States.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the historical foundations of health care law in the United States, with emphasis on the biblical perspective and premises on which the rules of law in this subject are based.
  3. To identify legal issues in factual health care law related scenarios and then state and apply the principles to these issues, arguing both sides of the issue and then deciding how a judge might rule on the issue.
  4. Identify how professionals, including physicians and health care institutions, such as hospitals, can avoid negligence and other liability.
  5. Identify how professionals and institutions can avoid violating the statutory constructs related to fraud and abuse statutes.
  6. Understand the complex interrelationship between Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance under current health care law.
  7. Identify the trends and changes in health care law and predict the impact on the health care system in the United States.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 250–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–300 words.

Written Assignment

The student will write a 1000–1200-word essay, in proper Bluebook formatting, on 3 ACA approaches to increase insurance coverage by answering the questions provided in the instructions.

Quizzes (4)

There will be 4 quizzes covering the Furrow text. Each quiz will consist of 25 true/false, multiple-choice and/or matching questions, be open-book/open-notes, and have a 1-hour time limit.

Final Exam

The test will cover the material in Furrow and will consist of multiple-choice and essay questions. The test will be open-book and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.