RAIM 350 Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare • 5 Cr.
Covers laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare. Topics include contracts with equipment vendors, HIPAA and Stark laws, and insurance. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on radiation and diagnostic imaging departments and the healthcare industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:1. Present aspects of laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare (with the exception of staffing and employment issues) including legislative and constituency needs/demands and discuss their implication at the department level 2. Evaluate the role and issues of the certificate-of-need process in controlling healthcare costs; include the ethics, patient outcomes regarding consumer demand for procedures, services 3. Draft and review contracts with equipment manufacturers and other vendors and assess their compliance with local and federal laws 4. Analyze in detail the HIPAA and Stark laws and evaluate how they impact healthcare practices 5. Present laws and regulations that relate to healthcare insurance (both corporate and individual), and their implications at the department level; International/internet laws regulating patient privacy related to outsourcing, credentialing of professionals 6. Examine issues of patient rights and responsibilities, and corporate responsibilities and liability 7. Present the basic principles and elements of criminal and tort law and analyze healthcare case studies 8. Discuss the ethics and the issues surrounding organizational responsibility and liability, and professional responsibility and liability, and analyze healthcare case studies 9. Debate constraints, responsibilities and strategies relating to information management in healthcare 10. Examine the trends in the legal and regulatory environment in the globalized healthcare system 11. Analyze the legal responsibilities, constraints and potential liabilities relating to partnership, affiliates, global relationships