Health Law I
Course Number: Law 6930 Credits: 3
This course provides a broad survey of the fundamental legal issues surrounding the delivery of health care in the United States. Topics include: private and public health insurance systems; state and federal regulation of medical professionals and institutions; common law and statutory duties to treat; anti-discrimination law in health care settings; the structure of health care delivery; and health care fraud and abuse regulations. By the end of this course, students should be able to identify and analyze major legal issues in health care contexts, and understand the relationship between cost, quality, and access to health care. This course provides an introduction to the complex and wide-ranging field of health law. If you have a strong interest in a particular topic, consider taking some of the more specialized health law courses offered at UF Law.