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Spring 2022
LAW755  A  HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

Course Description
This course will provide an introduction to the various bodies of law governing the United States health care system. Topics will include the physician-patient relationship, health care financing (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance), the regulation of health care professionals and hospitals, and medical malpractice. The course will place a special emphasis on health care reform and the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Students will learn about the origins and goals of the ACA, its impacts on the health care system, and the legal and political controversies surrounding the law. Throughout, the course will explore how the health care system has shaped the development of the laws that govern it, as well as how these laws have in turn influenced the delivery of health care.

Course Schedule
None

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Tentative
Course Delivery:
Residential
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

SCHEFFLER, GABE


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: gscheffler@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-3616
Office: G467