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RAIM 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.


Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Present aspects of laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare (with the exception of staffing and employment issues) including legislative and constituency needs/demands and discuss their implication at the department level
  • Evaluate the role and issues of the certificate-of-need process in controlling healthcare costs; include the ethics, patient outcomes regarding consumer demand for procedures, services
  • Draft and review contracts with equipment manufacturers and other vendors and assess their compliance with local and federal laws
  • Analyze in detail the HIPAA and Stark laws and evaluate how they impact healthcare practices
  • Present laws and regulations that relate to healthcare insurance (both corporate and individual), and their implications at the department level; International/internet laws regulating patient privacy related to outsourcing, credentialing of professionals
  • Examine issues of patient rights and responsibilities, and corporate responsibilities and liability
  • Present the basic principles and elements of criminal and tort law and analyze healthcare case studies
  • Discuss the ethics and the issues surrounding organizational responsibility and liability, and professional responsibility and liability, and analyze healthcare case studies
  • Debate constraints, responsibilities and strategies relating to information management in healthcare
  • Examine the trends in the legal and regulatory environment in the globalized healthcare system
  • Analyze the legal responsibilities, constraints and potential liabilities relating to partnership, affiliates, global relationships



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