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Health Law and Policy

This course is the foundational offering for health law and policy. It will consider different ways of thinking about health care issues and the analytical significance of those models for the development of legal doctrine and public policy. A focus is on government's role in the healthcare marketplace as payor, provider, and regulator. The course will consider such topics as the following: hospitals" obligations to provide access to emergency medical services under state common law and federal emergency treatment legislation (EMTALA); selected issues related to persons with disabilities; selected issues related to ERISA; federal anti-kickback and anti-self-referral legislation; hospital governance and hospital-physician relationships, including limitations on the corporate practice of medicine; institutional and professional liability; selected antitrust issues.