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Health Care Law and Ethics

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HSM 4591

Delivery Method
Fully online
Partially online
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About This Course

This course introduces students to the major laws, regulations, professional and ethical principles, and industry standards governing health care structure, delivery, and reimbursement, as applied in health services management.

Topics include organization and governance of health care organizations; regulation; health care fraud and abuse; professional licensing and credentialing; compliance, quality, and risk management; privacy and security of individually identifiable health information; health care decision making; professional liability and malpractice. Other topics include legal and ethical issues surrounding health care technologies, medical research, and medical breakthroughs.

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


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Susan Ziel

J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law; M.P.H., medical care administration, University of Michigan; B.S.N., nursing, Madonna University; Certificate in Health Care Design and Innovation, University of Minnesota

Susan Ziel is a health care coach and consultant with Integrity Health Strategies, drawing upon more than 40 years of professional experience to assist clients in choosing their best health care options. She has served as a registered nurse, nursing administrator, university instructor, consultant, and health care attorney. Susan is an affiliate faculty member of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and has served as an officer or board member for many health care-related organizations. She is the recipient of numerous leadership and service awards.

  • HSM 4591 – Health Care Law and Ethics