HNSC 7146X Law and Public Health

45 hours; 3 credits

An analysis of public health policy and legal thinking in the context of the U.S. legal system, and the roles of the branches of government in creating, administering, and enforcing the health laws. Examination of basic health law concepts and practices in the health industry. Concepts of institutional and individual responsibility. The focus is upon such areas as legal reasoning, sources of health laws, regulations, legal rights to health, standards, licensure, malpractice, and litigation.


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