This course will survey legal issues related to the delivery of health care. Topics typically include access to health care (e.g., rights to treatment, health care for the indigent); the doctor-patient relationship (e.g., malpractice, competency, informed consent, confidentiality); bioethics issues (e.g., end-of-life decisionmaking, reproductive rights); and public health issues (e.g., vaccination, the Affordable Care Act).
Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Take-home exam.