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HC 260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery
Hall, John B.


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CourseHC 260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery PA
SemesterS2HH2005
FacultyHall, John B.
TitleInstructor/Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesM. A. - Health Care Administration
B. S. - Human Resources Management
A. S. - Management
Office LocationPark Office, Bldg.50, Area B, WPAFB, Ohio
Office HoursWill meet anytime with appointment
Daytime Phone937-973-7116
E-Mailjohn.hall@park.edu
jbhcollinstr101@aol.com
Semester DatesMarch 21 - May 22, 2005
Class Days--T----
Class Time5:30 - 10:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
"Basic Law For The Allied Health Professions"; 2nd Edition;Cowdrey & Drew; Jones & Bartlett; 1995.

http://www.ondisability.com/malpractice.html
http://www.americafind.net
http://www.malpracticedepositions.com

Course Description:
Private and public law related to health care organizations, personnel, ethics, care standards, and breach of care liability.  Topics include:  torts, contracts, statutory law, patients' rights, antitrust law, finance, medical records, and licensure, as well as constitutional and administrative law related to state and federal health care programs.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites, and writings.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Summarize the historic development of law as it relates to health care.
2.Outline the divisions of law relating to health care.
3.Give examples of terms and principles applicable to hospital law.
4. Compare and contrast hospital law as it applies to hospital roles and functions.
5. Analyze major governmental laws and regulations which affect health service organizations and their implications for the provisions of health care.
6. Explain the legal relationships between hospital administrators, the governing boards and the medical staff.
7. Interpret the legal status of medicare/medicaid, third party payers, group medical plans, and the administrative and constitutional issues affecting health care agencies.
8. Examine and interpret theories of law.
9. Outline components of law as it relates to participants of health care (patient,nurse, physician, allied health professional, administration, organization, and governing body).

Course Assessment:
1. Completion of all READING ASSIGNMENTS.
2. Participation in CLASS DISCUSSIONS.
3. Participation in and completion & presentation of a GROUP PROJECT.
4. Completion and presentation of TWO COURSE RELATED ARTICLES selected by the student to lead class discussion & SUBMISSION OF A 1-2 PAGE SUMMARY of its contents including the student's personal opinion.
5. Completion and presentation of TWO HEALTH CARE MALPRACTICE CASES selected by the student to lead class discussion & SUBMISSION OF A 1-2 PAGE SUMMARY of its contents.
6. Completion of A MIDTERM EXAM and A FINAL EXAM.

Grading:
The student's final course grade will be based on a 100 POINT SCALE distributed as follows:
          GROUP PROJECT..............10 pts.
          TWO ARTICLES................5 pts.(2.5 pts.ea.)
          TWO CASES..................10 pts.(5 pts.ea.)
          MID-TERM EXAM..............35 pts.
          FINAL EXAM.................40 pts.
The method of evaluating the TOTAL POINTS EARNED and GRADES AWARDED will be according to the following scale:
          90 - 100 pts. = A
          80 -  89 pts. = B
          70 -  79 pts. = C
          60 -  69 pts. = D
          59 pts.or less= F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "0" unless otherwised arranged with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park university. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
MARCH 22: " Overview of health care law & introduction to substantive law " - Chapter 1.

MARCH 29: " The hospital as a corporation " & Article Presentations -  Chapters 2 & 3.

APRIL 5: " The hospital-patient relationship ", Article Presentations & Case Reports - Chapters 4, 5, & 6.

APRIL 12: " Elements & defenses of negligence ", Article Presentations & Case Reports - Chapters 7, 8, & 9.

APRIL 19:  MID-TERM EXAM ,  Article Presentations & Case Reports.

APRIL 26: " Physician-patient relationships ", Article Presentations & Case Reports - Chapters 10, 11, & 12.

MAY 3: " Specific hospital liability ", Article Presentations & Case Reports - Chapters 13, 14, & 15.

MAY 10: " Regulation in the health care industry " & Group Project Presentations - Chapters 16, 17, & 18.

MAY 17: FINAL EXAM & Case Reports.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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