LAWH - Health Law (LAWH)
Introduction to structure of government, sources of federal, state, and local law, judicial and administrative processes, the role of the lawyer, legal reasoning and analysis, and sources of law that govern and regulate access to U.S. health care system.
Holistic understanding of the various aspects of the healthcare system related to sources of care, sources of payment, and regulatory and other legal systems that constrain and control the behavior of these sources and how these sources impact each other.
Understanding the role and duties of public health officials in the healthcare system, the various public health regimes that require compliance, and the role of public health funding streams in achieving quality compliance for private parties. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.
Introduction to structure of health care practices and their relationships with others, examining the regulatory compliance requirements necessary to maintain nonprofit taxation status at the state and federal levels. Health Care Compliance Certificate Students are excluded.
A supervised research paper or project on a topic related to health systems compliance or other law related issues affecting a health care system. Study culminates in a 30-50 page paper or equivalent research project.