Health Law (21162). 4 units. This course will cover the full range of topics traditionally referred to as "health law," including the physician-patient relationship, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, medical malpractice, regulation of health professions, regulation of health facilities, health care financing (including a survey of Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, and private medical insurance law), regulation of drugs and devices, anti-kickback and abusive medical billing, and if time permits, end-of-life decision-making and reproductive health. Health law will be viewed as comprising the principles that govern and influence the interaction of patients and health care providers, and we will also consider the evolution of health law over time, as it reflects the development and history of medicine as a profession and the emergence of the modern hospital during the first decades of the twentieth century. Throughout the course we will compare the emergence of the medical professional in contrast to the emergence of the organized legal profession, to understand the “guild” a profession represents and how the law and culture of a “guild” relates to the larger legal system. Readings will include a traditional casebook, as well as materials documenting the modern history of medicine, public health, and health care finance. Self-scheduled examination. M. Barnes.
Note: Students from other Yale Graduate and Professional Schools, especially the School of Public Health, may be admitted with permission of the instructor.
SLB - 121 (Thu) SLB - 121 (Wed) Grade mode: graded CRN: 20056
Exam: 5/01/2017 - 5/15/2017 Questions available online Name or Id: Id