HSM 4591

About This Course

The course applies ideas from philosophy, law, political science, and economics to analyze the legal and ethical basis of quality health care policies and programs. It provides a comprehensive analysis of regulations, fraud and abuse, licensing, credentialing, compliance, privacy and security, liability and malpractice, and other legal and ethical considerations. Practical applications will be introduced through case study analysis and student research on various legal and ethical aspects of health care.

Sample textbook: Showalter, J. Stuart. Law and Healthcare Administration. 8th Edition. Health Administration Press.


LaShonda Ouk
LaShonda Ouk

PhD, health care administration, Walden University; MBA and MHA, Pfeiffer University; BS, textile technology, North Carolina State University

Dr. Ouk is a quality assurance manager in county public health in North Carolina. She has 20 years of experience in managing health care systems and business operations, health care security, quality improvement and assurance, and staff development. She is an SPSS innovative leader in delivering performance-driven management and staff training and development programs for revenue and profit growth. LaShonda has certification in HIPAA security (CHP), Six Sigma (Black Belt), health care quality (CPHQ), and health information technology (HIT). Her passion for working with adult learners is a strong foundation for her methodologies in teaching, training, and coaching.

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Maverlyn A. Johnson
Maverlyn Johnson

PhD, health care administration, Capella University; Master and Bachelor of Health Services Administration, Florida International University

Dr. Johnson has significant experience in clinical and administrative health care services as a college instructor, presenter, and community educator. She has always identified as a teacher, beginning with fourth-grade students immediately after graduating from college. Her most recent position was nine years of teaching health care management at South University in West Palm Beach, FL. Before that she taught health service administration at Keiser University in Pembroke Pines, FL for five years. Dr. Johnson is eager to share not only academic content but also subjective experiences that will convey firsthand knowledge of the US health care system.

  • HSM 4591 – Health Care Law and Ethics

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