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2018-2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018-2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HA 353 - Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration

Provides an introduction to law and the legal process as it relates to health administration. It includes areas of public accountability; liability and health care providers; rights of patients; and administrative and business law for health care organizations.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 205 or LTC 210.

Assignment Overview
Term-based with 12 weekly lessons and a final

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Explain key concepts regarding the legal aspects of health care administration. 
  • Apply major theories and doctrines that frame health care law. 
  • Describe the basis, structure, and process of the legal system in the United States today. 
  • Evaluate the scope of accountability of organizations, health care administrators, and trustees in various situations. 
  • Discuss legal issues and accountabilities regarding professional licensure and scope of practice. 
  • Determine the administrative obligations in relation to consents, protections, confidentiality, and patients’ rights. 
  • Describe the legal aspects of antitrust, corporate status, and corporate compliance in health care today. 
  • Assess and discuss the relationship between the law and legal doctrines, and personal and clinical ethics in administrative decision making.

Credits: 3

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