Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 776
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC.* Three major trends in the health care industry are consolidation of providers, providers establishing relationships with other providers to coordinate care, and providers developing non-clinical revenue.  The purpose of this course is to expose students to the types of healthcare transactions associated with these trends.  Students will learn how to structure transactions, draft and negotiate transaction agreements, and conduct the due diligence necessary to carry out these transactions.  The course is intended to be highly interactive and team-oriented, two characteristics that exemplify a transactional legal practice.  A variety of law firm partners, associates and in-house counsel will join the class to discuss health care transactions and their roles in them.  The course will require multiple writing assignments and the grade will be based on these (75%) and class participation (25%).  Satisfies third semester writing requirement.

  • LAW 790
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This seminar will provide an opportunity for students to examine in detail special, topical issues in health law. Topics covered may include issues related to malpractice liability, reproductive issues, delivery of health services, regulation of health care institutions, modern bioethical questions, and legal regulation of pharmaceutical companies. Because course content may vary from term to term, students should contact the professor regarding the focus of the course for any particular offering of the course. This is a writing seminar in which students will complete and defend a major paper. Satisfies the upper level writing requirement.

  • LAW 690
    (2 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. The course will focus on the laws pertaining to confidentiality and disclosure relative to patient medical documents and information. Most of the course will be based on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) but Ohio laws that govern medical information privacy will also be examined as will relevant administrative regulations and processes. Satisfies Administrative Law requirement.

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