HC260 Legal Issues in Hlth Care Deliv

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HC 260 Legal Issues in Hlth Care Deliv


S2LL 2013 LR


Hoar, Christopher J.


Adjunct Faculty


MS Operations Management
BS Healthcare Administration

Office Location

Oitside Classroom

Office Hours

Before and after class

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

18 March - 12 May

Class Days


Class Time

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Credit Hours



Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration
Author: George D. Pozgar
Edition: 11th
ISBN13: 978-0-7637-8094-4

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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:
My educational philosophy promotes involvement of all members of the class.  Through lecture, simple case studies, current events discussions, and testing, I hope to foster an environment where students will be able to process and analyze information and equate their thoughts into their everyday lives.

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:

Midterm Exam: Multiple choice with 25 questions
Final Exam: Multiple choice exam with 50 questions
Written/Oral participation of selected case studies.  Any case study assigned will be graded on participation/turning in assignments.
Essay: Opinion Paper with a minimum of 4 souces on topic assigned by instructor.


Midterm Exam = 250 Points   
Final Exam = 250 Points   
Classroom discussion (Current events) = 100 Points
Assignments (Case studies) = 150 Points
Essay = 250 Points
1000-900 = A
899-800 = B
799-700 = C
699-600 = D
599 or less = F

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:
Late assignments may incur a 10% penalty, unless discussed with the instructor prior to the due date.  Missed Midterm and Final Exams will be taken at the Park University office located at Little Rock AFB.  These tests will consist of a comprehensive review in essay format.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to respect the ideas of others during class discussion--i.e., listen actively, avoid side discussions while others are talking, etc.  Cell phones may not be used in the classroom, and students are expected to set cell phone ringers to "silent" to avoid disrupting the class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:  Intro/Syllabus Review/Course schedule/Chap 1 -3
Week 2:  Ch 4-8
Week 3:  Ch 9-12
Week 4:  Ch 13-14/Midterm Review/Midterm Exam
Week 5:  Test Review/Ch 14-18
Week 6:  Ch 19-22
Week 7:  Papers Due/Ch 23-27
Week 8:  Makeup/Final Review/Final
* Subject to change

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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