HCA 2250

Legal Aspects of Health Service Management

3 Credits

Prerequisites: HCA 1000 with a "C" or better and completion of ENG 1510, ENG 1520, or ENG 2200 with a "C" or better; or consent of program coordinator/designee

The student will become familiar with the legal and historical background of the health care field, corporate liability, negligence, and malpractice concepts.  Emphasis will be placed on methods of preventing legal action rather than on defense.  The student will also gain an understanding of ethical conduct related to patient care.