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HC 260 Legal Issues in Hlth Care Deliv
Schneider, Robert L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

HC 260 Legal Issues in Hlth Care Deliv

Semester

F1AA 2011 LC

Faculty

Schneider, Robert L.

Title

Fulltime Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BS MGT Studies
MA Org & MGT
PhD (ABD) Org & MGT

Office Hours

TBD

Daytime Phone

210-842-8496

E-Mail

robert.schneider@park.edu

bobschneider63@yahoo.com

Semester Dates

15 Aug - 09 Oct 2011

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Pozgar, G. Legal Aspects of Health Care Aministration, 11th edition. Jones and Bartlett.
 
ISBN: 979-0-7637-8049-4 or 0-7637-8049-9

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Course Description:
HC260 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery: Private and public law related to health care organizations, personnel, ethics, care standards, and breach of careliability. Topics include torts, contracts, statutory law, patients rights, antitrust law, finance, medical records, and licensure, as well as con- stitutional 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, 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:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Classify the nature of the American legal system and sources of applicable law to health care entities and how health care organizations are structured, licensed and accredited under the current regulatory system.
  2. Estimate the impact of funding for health care organizations and government involvement, and regulation, in billing and payments for services, along with the impact of managed care.
  3. Differentiate the application of both criminal and civil penalties in the health care environment along with the impact of malpractice and tort liability.
  4. Discuss the importance of the relationship of the health care organization with its medical and general staff.
  5. Identify issues such as informed consent and the ability to refuse treatment as involved in the relationship, both organizationally and personally, with the patient.
  6. Defend the confidentiality of patient records and current governmental regulations and sanctions that are in place to safeguard patient records.
  7. Categorize legal polices in place in regard to reproductive issues and in the treatment of dead bodies.
  8. Combine and organize the above issues and how they coalesce in the formation of current health care policy in the US today, and what future policy may hold.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
This course will use quizzes, class participation, a term paper, and a final exam as assessment tools. The final exam is the core assessment, and it will be comprehensive and closed book.

Grading:

Quizzes in weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 - 5 points each for a total of 30 points
Final Exam - 30 points
Class attendance and participation - 20 points
Term Paper - 20 points
 
Total points for the course - 100
 
Grading Plan:
A = 90-100 points
B = 80-89 points
C = 70-79 points
D = 60-69 points
F = 59 points or less

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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late assignments will be accepted without prior approval or a documented emergency. Full credit may not be awarded for late work that is accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All Lackland AFB and Park University classroom rules will be enforced.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One - Course Intro and Syllabus, History of Healthcare, Intro to Healthcare Law, Tort Law, and Criminal Aspects of Healthcare
 
Week Two - Quiz, Contracts and Antitrust, Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, Corporate Structure and Liability, and Medical Staffing
 
Week Three - Quiz, Nursing and Law, Liability by Healthcare Specialty and Department, Info MGT and Records, and Patient Consent
 
Week Four - Quiz, Reporting Requirements, Issues of Procreation, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, and AIDS
 
Week Five - Quiz, Healthcare Ethics, Professional Liability Insurance, Employment Issues in Healthcare, and Labor Relations
 
Week Six - Quiz, Managed Care, End of Life Issues, and Risk Reduction
 
Week Seven - Quiz, Safety, Online Resources, and Final Exam Review
 
Week Eight - Term Paper Due, Final Exam Review, Take Final Exam in Class
 
 

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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.

  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 "F".
  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 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 .

Additional Information:
The term paper for this course will be an APA style research paper. It will be at least five pages in length, in the APA 6th edition format, have no major grammar or spelling errors, and will include at least three peer reviewed references. The topic for the paper must be approved by the professor no later than class in week six.

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