PARA 1210 – Legal and Policy Issues in Healthcare
Pre-requisite(s): PARA 1100

Provide an overview of the legal issues involved in the delivery of healthcare and the issues relating to Elder Law. Students will recognize the fundamentals of the healthcare treatment relationship, liability issues, patient care decisions and the human condition of sickness. They will explore the complexities of heath care financing, health care access, governmental regulations and privacy issues. Topics will also include access to care, informed consent, patient care decisions, the doctor-patient relationship, end-of-life decision making, legal problems of the elderly, law and mental health, the privatization of health care facilities, and patient’s right to include privacy and HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).