This course provides an examination of the roles and responsibilities of policy makers on the health care system. Students will compare and contrast the regulatory functions of varying levels of government, the political process and economic impacts as they relate to health care systems. Students will then examine control issues and regulatory dynamics, the legislative process, economic functions and regulatory trends in the United States as well as an assessment of health systems’ strategies and responses to the regulatory oversight. The course also provides an overview of legislation as it applies to health facilities and administrative law using case studies.
Health Law, Economics & Policy