HC 260 Legal Issues in Hlth Care Deliv
F1OO 2011 WO
Hillman, Kevin S.
BA, Centre CollegeJD, University of Cincinnati
300 Hist. Route 66, Suite 300, Waynesville, MO
August 15-October 10, 2011
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration by George D. Pozgar, 10th ed., 2007. Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
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Educational Philosophy: I hope to create a clasroom learning environment in which you feel connected and engaged, not only as an individual student, but as a class. The assignments and discussions that are presented are designed to encourage you to delve into the "seamless web" of the law and learn how to analyze the law in its application to the health care industry. This will be achieved through a mix of lecture, discussion, readings, quizzes, and exams.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: 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. In order to assess a student’s understanding of the legal concepts covered in this class, the following will be used: Two quizzes, a midterm examination, a final examination, and classroom participation.
90 to 100% A Quizzes 30% (300 points)
80 to 89% B Midterm 30% (300 points)
70 to 79% C Final 30% (300 points)
60 to 69% D Class Participation 10% (100 points)
59% and below F 100% 1000 points
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: A. Attendance: Students are expected to attend each class meeting and be prepared. If a student is unable to attend a class, the student must contact the instructor prior to the class. The student is responsible for making up all assignments and work from any missed class. If a student is having any problems during the class, they should contact the instructor immediately for assistance and guidance.
B. Make-Up Examinations and Quizzes: If a student must miss a quiz, the mid-term, or the final examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor or ParkUniversity prior to the scheduled examination. Arrangements will be made so that the quiz or examination can be made available in the ParkUniversity office. All make-up quizzes and examinations should be made up prior to the next scheduled class. Failure to notify the instructor prior to missing a quiz or examination may result in the loss of points or a zero.
C. Extra Credit: Students are offered the opportunity to obtain extra credit in this class by writing a three to five page paper about a court case of their choice which pertains to the topics studied in this course. The student is able to earn up to ten extra points onto their final examination if they choose to complete this assignment. If you wish to take this opportunity, you should decide on a court case and inform the instructor of your decision prior to the fourth class. The instructor reserves the right to tell the student that he or she must choose another case because the chosen case is either inapplicable or has already been selected by another student. Students participating in this extra credit opportunity must then submit a brief (one - two) page typed outline to the instructor by the fifth class. The final typed paper is due at the beginning of the last class. This paper should be typed in 11 point, Times New Roman font. It should be double-spaced. The instructor will not accept late papers. If you are having difficulty obtaining a case or you need assistance in order to complete this paper, please discuss your difficulties with the instructor and I will be happy to assist in any way I can.
Introduction to Law Read Chapters 1 and 2
Tort Law Read Chapter 3
Quiz #1 (on material covered during week one)
Civil Procedure and Trial Practice Read Chapter 6
Corporate Liability Read Chapter 7
Medical Staff Read Chapter 8
Nursing and the Law Read Chapter 9
You be the Judge DVD Class Discussion
Mid-Term Exam (covers all material to date)
Liability by Departments and Health Care Professionals Read Chapter 10
Information Management and Health Care Read Chapter 11
Patient Consent Read Chapter 12
Legal Reporting Requirements Read Chapter 13
Quiz #2 (on material covered in week five)
Issues of Procreation Read Chapter 14
Patient Rights and Responsibilities Read Chapter 15
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Read Chapter 16
Health Care Ethics Read Chapter 17
Professional Liability Insurance Read Chapter 18
Labor Relations Read Chapter 19
Employment, Discipline, and Discharge Read Chapter 20
Managed Care and Organizational Restructuring Read Chapter 21
Tort Reform and Reducing the Risk of Malpractice Read Chapter 22
Patient Safety and Zero Tolerance Read Chapter 23
Worldwide Search Read Chapter 24
Journey to Excellence Read Chapter 25
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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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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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