LAW Health Law

Prof. Marc A. Rodwin,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


Grading based on mid-term and final exam.


This course introduces students to the law, organization and finance of our health care system. We will examine private health insurance, and the Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as health care institutions, mainly, hospitals, and managed care organizations. We will also examine how hospitals and physicians are compensated, the regulation of health care facilities, the tax status of health care institutions, issues of access to health care services and quality of care. Other issues examined include how medical personnel and insurers make decisions of medical necessity, the role of grievance and appeals when services are denied, and the role of liability. Readings include articles, cases and legal materials (e.g., pleadings, regulations, contracts) as well as news and policy and Internet-based sources.

There will be a midterm assignment as well as a final exam.


pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Labor and Employment Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    Final Exam Required

pointer    LLM Course


<<Course Updated: March 15, 2016>>