HCML 350 Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare • 5 Cr.
Covers laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare. Topics include contracts with equipment vendors, HIPAA and Stark laws, and insurance. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on specific departments and organizations in the healthcare industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 350.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
After completing this class, students should be able to: 1. Explore aspects and trends of laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare including legislative and constituency needs/demands and discuss their implication at the department level 2. Draft and review contracts with equipment manufacturers and other vendors and assess their compliance with local and federal laws 3. Analyze in detail the HIPAA and Stark laws and evaluate how they impact healthcare practices 4. Examine legal issues of patient rights and responsibilities, and corporate responsibilities and liability 5. Debate constraints, responsibilities and strategies relating to information management in healthcare 6. Discuss the ethics and the issues surrounding organizational and professional responsibility and liability, and analyze healthcare case studies 7. Present the principles and elements of criminal and tort law and analyze healthcare case studies 8. Analyze the legal responsibilities, constraints and potential liabilities relating to partnership, affiliates, global relationships