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HC 260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery
Sweetnam, William J.


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Course

HC 260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery

Semester

F1B 2006 BL

Faculty

Sweetnam, William J.

Degrees/Certificates

B.S.
M.A.
M.B.A.

Daytime Phone

598-2553

E-Mail

bill.sweetnam@park.edu

billbsa@msn.com  (please use this email address)

Semester Dates

Aug 5 to Sept 23, 2006

Class Days

Saturday

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

TEXTBOOK

 

Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration; George D. Pozgar; Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.; 9th Edition.


 

    

Additional Resources:

SUPPLEMENTAL READING

 

West's Business Law, Clarkson, Miller, Jentz, and Cross, West Publishing Company, New York, latest edition.

 

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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

Class Assessment:

GRADING

 

The final course grade will be determined using the following guidelines:

 

Class Participation                      8 %

Quizzes (5)                               80 %

Presentation                              12 %              

           100 %

 

Grading:

The following will be used to assign course letter grades:

 

90  to 100        A

80  to 89.9       B

70  to 79.9       C

60  to 69.9       D

Late Submission of Course Materials:
See "Additional Information"

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
WEEK 1

INTRODUCTION

REQUIREMENTS of COURSE

Introduction to law; Tort Law

CHAPTERS 2 and 3

  WEEK 2 Criminal Aspects of Health Care; Contracts and Antitrust

CHAPTERS 4 and 5

 

WEEK 3

QUIZ A (Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5)

Civil Procedures and Trial Practice; Corporate Liability

CHAPTERS 6 and 7

 

WEEK 4

QUIZ B (Chapters 6 and 7)

REVIEW of QUIZ A

Medical Staff; Nursing and the Law; Information Management and Health Care Records

CHAPTERS 8, 9, and 11

 

WEEK 5

QUIZ C (Chapters 8, 9, 11)

REVIEW of QUIZ B

Patient Consent; Legal Reporting Requirements; Patient Rights and Responsibilities

CHAPTERS 12, 13, and 15

 

WEEK 6

QUIZ D (Chapters 12, 13, 15)

REVIEW of QUIZ C

Health Care Ethics; Malpractice Insurance; Labor Relations; Employment

CHAPTERS 17, 18, 19, and 20

 

WEEK 7

QUIZ E (Chapters 17, 18, 19, 20)

REVIEW of QUIZ D

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

 

WEEK 8

REVIEW of QUIZ E

HIGHLIGHTS and REVIEW of COURSE

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 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 .

Additional Information:

CLASS POLICIES


 


Class participation is expected and is a part of the final grade.  Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.  Attendance will be taken each class meeting.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons and with PRIOR NOTIFICATION may be excusable.  Absences will be reflected in the participation grade and the final grade.  Two (one for Friday or Saturday session) unexcused or four (two for Friday or Saturday session) excused absences will be reported to the Park College Office, as required.  Absences in excess of these guidelines will result in a grade of “F.” 


 


If for some reason a student must be absence for a class when a quiz or presentation is scheduled, the student MUST notify the instructor DIRECTLY and receive APPROVAL from the instructor PRIOR to the scheduled class session, otherwise the student will not be allowed to make up the quiz or presentation and will receive a zero for the quiz or presentation.


 


Submitting someone else's work as your own will not be tolerated.  If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course, the student(s) involved will be given a grade of "F," dropped from the course, and the matter reported to the Director.


 

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Last Updated:7/20/2006 8:02:17 PM