200

LGN-201 Health Law

This course provides an overview of the American health care system, examining its historical origins and the interplay of competing interests. It examines managed care organizations [MCOs] including [HMOs, PPOs, PHOs, IPAs, etc.]; and MCO regulatory issues, such as licensing and certificate-of-need requirements and patient rights legislation; legal implications of the transactions engaged in by MCOs; fraud and abuse in the health care system; managed care contracting including contract drafting and analysis; legal issues concerning hospitals; Medicare and Medicaid; interaction health law with medical malpractice. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGN-105, LGL-101, LGL-103

LGN-204 Medical Legal Ethics, Records, and Writing

This course requires the production and preparation of medical records summaries which includes identifying standards of care; accessing, interpreting and summarizing medical records; interviewing clients; medical witnesses and preparation of the legal nurse consultant's report. Additionally, the course covers legal and medical ethics. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

3

LGN-210 Advanced Medical Legal Research

This course develops advanced research skills employing Westlaw, Medical, and Internet research. Students will become facile users of legal and medical databases online, including the Internet. Course focuses on medical and legal research used in determining appropriate standards of care. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGN-105, LGN-204