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LAWS 4201. Health Law 1. 3 Units.

Health Law 1 and Health Law 2 are the core courses in the Health Law curriculum and both courses are required for the Health Law Concentration. The subject matter of the courses spans the entire field of health law, including (1) the history, structure, financing, and operation of the U.S. medical system; (2) legal and ethical rules and regulations governing physicians and other health care professionals; the patient-physician relationship; institutional providers of care such as hospitals, nursing homes, and laboratories; and drug and device manufacturers; (3) regulation of health insurers and managed care organization; (4) medical malpractice law; (5) confidentiality and electronic medical records; (6) fraud and abuse; (7) antitrust law; (8) employer health plans; (9) medical research; and (10) public health. The courses will be taught by a team of full-time and adjunct law professors and will include significant experiential exercises and opportunities. Grading will be based on periodic quizzes, memos, performance on experiential exercises, and final exams.