Program Calendar

(Students that begin July 2013 or after)

Summer Term

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MHL 1040: Legal Perspectives in Health Care Ethics (2 credits)

Electives

  • MHL 2010: Regulatory Compliance in the Health Care Industry (2 credits)
  • MHL 2021: Pharmaceutical Law (2 credits)
  • MHL 2030: Law of Risk Management (2 credits)
  • MHL 2050: Business Organizations in Health Care (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2030: Preventing Workplace Harassment (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2060: Wages and Hours (2 credits)

Fall Term

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MHL 1050: The Law of Medicare and Medicaid (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)

Electives

  • MHL 2040: Health Care as an Employee Benefit (2 credits)
  • MHL 2070: Legal Issues in Health Care Human Resources (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2050: Immigration (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2055: Trends in Employee Relations Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2070: Unions and Management (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2090: Whistleblowers (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3010: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credits)

Winter Term

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MHL 1080: The Law of Patients’ Rights and Advocacy (2 credits)

Electives

  • MHL 2010: Regulatory Compliance in the Health Care Industry (2 credits)
  • MHL 2021: Pharmaceutical Law (2 credits)
  • MHL 2030: Law of Risk Management (2 credits)
  • MHL 2050: Business Organizations in Health Care (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2030: Preventing Workplace Harassment (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2060: Wages and Hours (2 credits)

Spring Term

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MHL 1090: The Law of Accreditation and licensing (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits) (Begins 2015)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)

Electives

  • MHL 2040: Health Care as an Employee Benefit (2 credits)
  • MHL 2070: Legal Issues in Health Care Human Resources (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2050: Immigration (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2055: Trends in Employee Relations Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2070: Unions and Management (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2090: Whistleblowers (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3010: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credits)

Important

  • All students must successfully complete all first year courses before taking the second year courses.
  • Students must submit an IRP topic for review and approval before registering and taking IRP 1. This should be submitted 6 months before the IRP 1 begins.
  • Students must complete 12 credits of electives. Students may choose to complete a concentration in which specific courses should be selected or take a mixture of electives from those offered.
  • Not all electives are offered each term; all electives need at least 3 students to run.
  • The IRP Part 1 and the IRP Part 2 must be taken during back to back terms. Students may not take IRP Part 1, then a term of electives then the IRP Part 2.

Below are the concentrations for Health Law. Students must complete 12 credits of electives to complete their degree. Students may choose from 12 credits of electives they are interested in or may choose to take combinations below to earn a concentration. Students MAY NOT take concentrations on other disciplines. For example an Education Law student MAY NOT take a Health Law concentration. It is the students responsibility to plan accordingly and check registration to make sure that all concentration classes AND electives are taken and successfully completed BEFORE registration for the IRP part 2 class. We strongly recommend that students complete all electives before part 1 of the IRP.

Risk Management

  • MHL 2030 (2 credits) - Law of Risk Management

    This course focuses on the legal importance of risk management programs for health care institutions. In doing so, it examines the keys to organizing and implementing successful risk management programs. It also focuses on considerations for developing effective risk management programs, evaluating them, and addressing specific risk areas, including those arising in managed care and integrated health care delivery systems.

  • MHL 2070 (2 credits) - Legal Issues in Health Care Human Resources

    This course examines legal issues relevant to the management of employees within health care organizations. The specific areas examined include: (1) the legal impact of changes in health care on the management of health care organizations, including the need to control health care usage and costs, corporate health care fragility, mergers, and acquisitions; and (2) in the context of that background, the basics of health care employment law, including employment discrimination issues, unionization, permissible bargaining units, concerns about strikes, and managed care considerations.

  • MHL 2040 (2 credits) - Health Care as an Employee Benefit

    This course focuses on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and also covers various other federal laws, including tax and employment discrimination laws, as they relate to employment-based health benefit plans. The course provides information on the rights - and limits on rights - of patients to obtain payment for health care from health benefit plans regulated by federal law and the scope of the liability of such plans to pay for care provided to or recommended for plan participants. The course also offers an understanding of the structure of employment-based health care financing as part of the context within which to consider alternative approaches to reform of the U.S. health care delivery system. Students will study (1) various forms of health benefit plans, (2) coverage requirements imposed on health plans, (3) procedural requirements imposed on plan administrators, (4) civil enforcement of rights of plan participants, and (5) ERISA preemption of state law.

Regulatory Compliance

  • MHL 2040 (2 credits) - Health Care as an Employee Benefit

    This course focuses on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and also covers various other federal laws, including tax and employment discrimination laws, as they relate to employment-based health benefit plans. The course provides information on the rights - and limits on rights - of patients to obtain payment for health care from health benefit plans regulated by federal law and the scope of the liability of such plans to pay for care provided to or recommended for plan participants. The course also offers an understanding of the structure of employment-based health care financing as part of the context within which to consider alternative approaches to reform of the U.S. health care delivery system. Students will study (1) various forms of health benefit plans, (2) coverage requirements imposed on health plans, (3) procedural requirements imposed on plan administrators, (4) civil enforcement of rights of plan participants, and (5) ERISA preemption of state law.

  • MHL 2010 (2 credits) - Regulatory Compliance in the Health Care Industry

    This course will follow up on the course on Medicare and Medicaid, exploring in more depth the steps health care institutions and individual health care practitioners can take to protect themselves against severe legal penalty in the areas of potential Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse and anti-kickback liability.

  • MHL 2050 (2 credits) - Business Organizations in Health Care

    The sheer variety of health care organizations that exist today is overwhelming. In this course, students will examine the legal considerations underlying the structure, function, and transactions among various forms of health care organizations.

Health Care Administration Law

  • MLAW 2040 (2 credits) Hiring, Firing and Promoting

    This course will detail the laws that regulate how employees should be hired, fired, promoted, disciplined and evaluated. The course will explore the steps an employer should take to avoid allegations of discrimination during the hiring, firing or disciplinary process.

  • MLAW 2070 (2 credits) - Labor Law: Laws Regulating Unions and Management

    The course will introduce students to basic labor law principles. It will focus on how a collective bargaining unit can be established, what constitutes an unfair labor practice, and the rules regulating the collective bargaining process. Students will learn some of the basic rules employers must follow when employees are trying to start a union, what they must do when a union has been established, and what is required to bargain in good faith.

Important

  • Suggested Program Academic Calendar based on start term. 36 credits are required to graduate these are made up of core classes, program core classes and electives.
  • Students must take 12 credits of electives.
  • No electives may be taken during the IRP part 2, during one the elective terms students will need to take 3 classes.

Start Fall Term

MLAW 1020 Legal Research and 1 Program Core

  • Health law - MHL 1050 Medicare and Medicaid
  • Education Law - MEDL 1030 Special Education Law
  • Employment Law - MEML 1040 Federal Statutes and Regulations

Winter Term

MLAW 1065 Tort and Contract Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1080 Patients' Rights
  • Education Law - MEDL 1040 Ethical Issues in Education
  • Employment Law - MEML 1080 Employment Discrimination

Spring Term

MLAW 1032 Federal Privacy Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1090 Licensing and Accreditation
  • Education Law - MEDL 1070 Federal Legislation Issues
  • Employment Law - MEML 1090 Polices and Handbooks

Summer Term

MLAW 1031 Administrative Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1040 Health Care Ethics
  • Education Law - MEDL 1080 Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law - MEML 1030 Technology and Privacy

Fall Term

2-3 electives

Winter Term

2-3 electives and submit your IRP topic for approval

Spring Term

1 elective and IRP part 1

Summer Term

IRP part 2

Important

  • Suggested Program Academic Calendar based on start term. 36 credits are required to graduate these are made up of core classes, program core classes and electives.
  • Students must take 12 credits of electives.
  • No electives may be taken during the IRP part 2, during one the elective terms students will need to take 3 classes.

Start Winter Term

MLAW 1020 Legal Research and 1 Program Core

  • Health law - MHL 1080 Patients' Rights
  • Education Law - MEDL 1040 Ethical Issues in Education
  • Employment Law - MEML 1080 Employment Discrimination

Spring Term

MLAW 1032 Federal Privacy Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1090 Licensing and Accreditation
  • Education Law - MEDL 1070 Federal Legislation Issues
  • Employment Law - MEML 1090 Polices and Handbooks

Summer Term

MLAW 1031 Administrative Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1040 Health Care Ethics
  • Education Law - MEDL 1080 Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law - MEML 1030 Technology and Privacy

Fall Term

MLAW 1065 Tort and Contract Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1050 Medicare and Medicaid
  • Education Law - MEDL 1030 Special Education Law
  • Employment Law - MEML 1040 Federal Statutes and Regulations

Winter Term

2-3 electives

Spring Term

2-3 electives and submit your IRP topic for approval

Summer Term

1 elective and IRP part 1

Fall Term

IRP part 2

Important

  • Suggested Program Academic Calendar based on start term. 36 credits are required to graduate these are made up of core classes, program core classes and electives.
  • Students must take 12 credits of electives.
  • No electives may be taken during the IRP part 2, during one the elective terms students will need to take 3 classes.

Start Spring Term

MLAW 1020 Legal Research and 1 Program Core

  • Health law - MHL 1090 Licensing and Accreditation
  • Education Law - MEDL 1070 Federal Legislation Issues
  • Employment Law - MEML 1090 Polices and Handbooks

Summer Term

MLAW 1031 Administrative Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1040 Health Care Ethics
  • Education Law - MEDL 1080 Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law - MEML 1030 Technology and Privacy

Fall Term

MLAW 1065 Tort and Contract Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1050 Medicare and Medicaid
  • Education Law - MEDL 1030 Special Education Law
  • Employment Law - MEML 1040 Federal Statutes and Regulations

Winter Term

MLAW 1032 Federal Privacy Law 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1080 Patients' Rights
  • Education Law - MEDL 1040 Ethical Issues in Education
  • Employment Law - MEML 1080 Employment Discrimination

Spring Term

2-3 electives

Summer Term

2-3 electives and submit your IRP topic for approval

Fall Term

1 elective and IRP part 1

Winter Term

IRP part 2

Important

  • Suggested Program Academic Calendar based on start term. 36 credits are required to graduate these are made up of core classes, program core classes and electives.
  • Students must take 12 credits of electives.
  • No electives may be taken during the IRP part 2, during one the elective terms students will need to take 3 classes.

Start Summer Term

MLAW 1020 Legal Research and 1 Program Core

  • Health law - MHL 1040 Health Care Ethics
  • Education Law - MEDL 1080 Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law - MEML 1030 Technology and Privacy

Fall Term

MLAW 1065 Tort and Contract Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1050 Medicare and Medicaid
  • Education Law - MEDL 1030 Special Education Law
  • Employment Law - MEML 1040 Federal Statutes and Regulations

Winter Term

MLAW 1065 Tort and Contract Law and 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1080 Patients' Rights
  • Education Law - MEDL 1040 Ethical Issues in Education
  • Employment Law - MEML 1080 Employment Discrimination

Spring Term

MLAW 1032 Federal Privacy Law 1 Program Core

  • Health Law - MHL 1090 Licensing and Accreditation
  • Education Law - MEDL 1070 Federal Legislation Issues
  • Employment Law - MEML 1090 Polices and Handbooks

Summer Term

2-3 electives

Fall Term

2-3 electives and submit your IRP topic for approval

Winter Term

1 elective and IRP part 1

Spring Term

IRP part 2

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