Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 608 Health Law: the Phys-Patient Rel



Course Description

This course concentrates on the relationship between the physician and patient. It begins with the state's regulation of health care professionals through licensure and discipline. The course then examines the professional-patient relationship, including duties to treat, confidentiality, and informed consent and. Finally, the course will explore the framework for malpractice suits against health care professionals and the doctrinal and evidentiary dimensions of such litigation. Coverage in this course overlaps with that in LAW 669, Medical Malpractice; students who have completed LAW 669, Medical Malpractice are ineligible to enroll in this course