HEST-205 Legal Environment of Health Care
This course examines the legal dimensions of the health care system. Employee rights and requirements, including labor law, labor relations and management practices, are analyzed. Patient rights and responsibilities, and corresponding managerial obligations, are also examined. Current legal trends regarding malpractice, professional and corporate liability, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and mergers and acquisitions are analyzed. The functions of risk management and legal counsel in a health care agency are defined, and the impact of the regulatory environment is analyzed. Pre- or Corequisite: HEST-207 or permission of the instructor required. Fall Semester, Senior Year.
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