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HC 260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery
Campbell, Thomasine


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CourseHC 260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery BU
SemesterU1H2005
FacultyCampbell, Thomasine
Degrees/CertificatesMeredith College, Raleigh North Carolina, Bachelor of Arts
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, North Carolina, Juris Doctor
Office HoursBy appointment only
Daytime Phone843-470-4528
E-MailThomasine.Campbell@park.edu
Semester DatesSummer 6 Jun--31 Jul 05
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Ninth Edition
Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery, George Pozgar


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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will receive broad instruction in the areas of private and public law as it relates to health care with special emphasis on torts, contracts, statutory law, patient's rights, antitrust laws, finance, and medical records.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the terminology, legal concepts, case law, and current legal trends as they relate to health care and the law.
Students will demonstrate a mastery of course material through success on quizzes and a final exam.

Course Assessment:
Weekly examinations, class participation, homework preparation for class, and final exam.

Grading:
Weekly examinations:  6 weekly tests= 60% of grade
Class participation/homework preparation:  20% of grade
Final Exam: 20% of grade
Letter grades will be assigned as follows:
90--100 A, 80--89 B, 70--70 C, 60--69 D, Below 60=F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students must make up weekly test prior to next weekly test.  If student fails to make up test prior to next weekly test, then students grade may be reduced by 5 points.  Extreme emergencies or illness will not invoke this provision of the course.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be on time for class, maintain proper decorum and order, participate in class, be prepared for class, and refrain from disruption of the class.  Any problems should be addressed to the professor individually.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Tues June 7 Class--
               Chapter 1-- Historical Perspective
               Chapter 2-- Introduction to Law
               Homework—Chapter 3-- Tort Law

Thurs June 9 Class-- Chapter 3
               Homework—Chapter 4--Criminal Aspects
               of Health Care
               Chapter 5-- Contracts and Antitrust

Tues June 14 Class-- TEST—Ch. 1,2,3
       Class—Chapter 4 & 5
        Homework—Chapter 6-- Civil Procedure

Thurs June 16 Class-- Review Test
       Class-- Chapter 6
        Homework—Chapter 7-- Corporate Liability
               Chapter 8-- Medical Staff

Tues June 21 Class-- TEST—Ch. 4,5,6
       Class—Chapter 7 & 8
        Homework—Chapter 9-- Nursing and Law

Thurs June 23 Class-- Review Test
       Class-- Chapter 9
        Homework—Chapter 10--
               Liability by Departments
               Chapter 11-- Health Care Records

Tues June 28 Class-- TEST—Ch. 7, 8, 9
               Class--Chapter 10 & 11
               Homework-- Chapter 12-- Patient Consent

Thurs June 30 Class-- Review Test
               Class-- Chapter 12
               Homework-- Chapter 13-- Legal Reporting
               Chapter 14-- Issues of Procreation

Tues July 5 Class-- TEST—Ch. 10, 11, 12
               Class-- Chapter 13 & 14
               Homework-- Chapter 15-- Patient Rights
               and Responsibilities

Thurs July 7 Class-- Review Test
               Class--Chapter 15
               Homework-- Chapter 16-- AIDS
               Chapter 17-- Health Care Ethics

Tues July 12 Class-- TEST—Ch. 13, 14, 15
               Class-- Chapter 16 & 17
               Homework-- Chapter 18-- Malpractice  
               Insurance

Thurs July 14 Class-- Review Test
               Class--Chapter 18
               Homework--Chapter 19-- Labor Relations
               Chapter 20-- Employment, Discipline, &
               Discharge

Tues July 19 Class-- TEST—Ch. 16, 17, 18
               Class-- Chapter 19 & 20
               Homework--Chapter 21-- Managed Care

Thurs July 21 Class-- Review Test
               Class--Chapter 21
               Homework-- Chapter 22-- Tort Reform
               Chapter 23-- Patient Safety/Zero Tolerance

Tues July 26 REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM

Thurs July 28 FINAL EXAM

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">
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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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