HC 260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery
F1T 2006 DLA
Ph.D. Business Administration/Educational AdministrationM.Ed. Mental Health Counseling PsychologyB.A. Carleton University
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Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration by George D. Pozgar, 9th ed., 2004. ISBN#: 0-7637-3182-X.
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Educational Philosophy: Welcome to the class everyone. I'm glad you are all able to be here with me. Let's have a rewarding and supportive class together. I will help you in any way that I can. But I need you to do your part. Please stay on top of the readings and contribute to discussions in a timely manner. Those are 2 ingredients for a successful course! I ask you to keep engaged and participate in the discussions, clearly demonstrating your critical thinking skills. Please remember to respect the opinions of others.
You will be able to track your average throughout the course. The grading scale is below. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you learn about business law. Each student is responsible for:
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
Course Grading Scale
A = 90- 100% B = 80-89% C = 70-79% D = 60-69% F = < 60%
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Weekly Writing Assignments # 1 & 2
Weekly Writing Assignments # 3 & 4
Weekly Writing Assignments # 5 & 6
Weekly Writing Assignment # 7
Proctored Final Examination
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Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.
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Additional information concerning the criteria for special assistance and Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability.
Ground Rules for On-line Participation
Each student is responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each online course policy. If you have any questions about any of these policies, please contact me for clarification.
Week 1: An Introduction to the History of Health Care and Law and a look at Corporate Liability
· Study chapters 1, 2, & 7 and read the posted lectures.
· Do the Posted Discussion Question
· Do not forget to post your Introduction!
Visit the site of the week: US Supreme Court homepage
Week 2: Criminal Aspects of Health Care Law, Contracts and Anti-Trust
Study chapters 4-5 and read the posted lecture.
· WWA 1 & 2 are due the end of this week
Visit the site of the week: Find law
Week 3: Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, Medical Staff, Labor Relations
· Study chapters 6, 8, 19 and read the posted lecture.
Visit the site of the week: AMA homepage
Week 4: Employment Discipline & Discharge and Nursing & the Law
· Study chapters 9 and 20 and read the posted lecture.
· WWA 3 & 4 are due at the end of week 4
Visit the site of the week: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Week 5: Tort Law, Health Care Records, Malpractice Insurance and Tort Reform
Study chapters 3, 11, 18, and 22 and read the posted lecture.
· Do the Posted Discussion Question.
· WWA 5 & 6 are due at the end of week 6.
Visit the site of the week: The 'Lectric Law Library Lawcopedia's Medical Malpractice Topic Area
Week 6: Patient Consent, Rights, Responsibilities & Legal Reporting Responsibilities
Study chapters 12, 13, 15, and read the posted lecture.
Visit the site of the week: Cleveland Clinic Bioethics
Week 7: Procreation Issues, Ethics, Public Safety
· Study chapters 14, 17, 23 and read the posted lecture.
· Do the posted discussion question
· WWA 7 is due at the end of week 7
Week 8: Information Management and AIDS also Review and Proctored Final Examination
Read Ch. 11 and 16.
Study all the chapters assigned to this point.
Review assignments (WWA's) from weeks 2, 4, 6, and 7.
Visit the site of the week: MSNBC Medical Marijuana
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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. 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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