Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 704 Health Care Liabililty & Quality



Course Description

This course concentrates on improving health care quality and on the relationship between the physician and patient. It begins with the materials on health care quality and medical error. It then turns to 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. (Formerly Medical Liability Quality)