Law 326 - Health Law and Policy
Jill R. Horwitz
M.P.P. Harvard University, 1994
J.D. Harvard University, 1997
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2002
This course is an introduction to the American health care system. It addresses the laws and policies governing medical practice and health care institutions. Subjects covered include: professional practice, quality of care, access to care, institutional organization and regulation, ERISA, financing, and reform.
By the end of this course, students will have an introductory understanding of the U.S. health care system including the laws and policies that govern the patient-provider relationship, financing, health insurance, and health care organizations. More specifically, students should:
1. understand the roles of the federal and state governments in health care provision;
2. identify and analyze legal issues related to the administration of the health care system;
3. communicate effectively about statutes, regulations, cases, and policies related to the U.S. health care system, including their implications;
4. critique the system from various legal and policy perspectives.