May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

MGMT 313 - Legal and Policy Issues Facing Healthcare Managers

(3 credits)
This course examines the law and legal processes that affect healthcare managers and their institutions. The course presents an overview of legal principles, such as torts, contracts, and liability, which are relevant to healthcare managers and those who employ them. This course also explores the interconnections among ethics, laws, and health care policy by examining classic legal-medical ethics cases; legal rules and ethical principles; controversial issues, such as access to health care, beginning of life issues, patients’ rights, end-of-life issues, disorders of consciousness, medical malpractice, organ transplantation , and employee relations. Thus, the course covers ethics, the regulation of healthcare entities, various types of legal obligations, and medical malpractice law as applied to health professionals and healthcare managers.