Program Calendar

Classes are subject to change and may not be offered during the term listed below, contact your program office for the most up to date information

****The elective classes are only offered once a year so please keep this in mind as you plan your elective classes and any concentration you are seeking.
(Students that begin July 2013 or after)

First Term (July - Sept)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research. Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1031: Administrative Law (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MHL 1040: Legal Perspectives in Health Care Ethics (2 credits)

Electives

  • MHL 2040: Health Care as an Employee Benefit (2 credits)
  • MHL 2050: Business Organizations in Health Care (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2060: Wages and Hours (2 credits)

Second Term (Sept - Dec)

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 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MHL 1050: The Law of Medicare and Medicaid (2 credits)

Electives

  • MHL 2010: Regulatory Compliance (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2090: Whistleblowers and Preventing Retaliation (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3010: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2 credits)

Third Term (Jan - March)

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)
  • MHL 1080: The Law of Patients’ Rights and Advocacy (2 credits)

Electives

  • MHL 2021: Pharmaceutical Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2040: Hiring, Firing and Promoting (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2050: Trends in Employee Law new course (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2055: Immigration and Naturalization Concerns in Employment (2 credits)

Fourth Term (April - June)

Core and Program Core Courses

  • MLAW 1020: Legal Research, Methods and Reasoning (3 credits)
  • MLAW 1032: Federal Privacy Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 1065: Survey of Tort and Contract Law (2 credits)
  • MLAW 3020: IRP 1 (3 credits)
  • MLAW 3021: IRP 2 (3 credits)
  • MHL 1090: The Law of Accreditation and licensing (2 credits)

Electives

  • MHL 2030: Risk Management Law (2 credits)
  • MHL 2070: Legal Issues in Health Care Human Resources (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2030: Preventing Workplace Harassment (2 credits)
  • MLAW 2070: Unions and Management (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.

First Term

  • CORE Legal Research
  • Program Core

Second Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

Third Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

Fourth Term

  • CORE
  • Program Core

New students begin electives, need 12 credits of electives. Electives are only offered once a year so if there is a specific class you want to take for interest or to earn a concentration, please pay attention to when it is offered.

Fifth Term

  • Electives 4-6 credits (fifth or sixth term students should take 3 classes)

Sixth Term

  • Electives 4-6 credits

Seventh Term

  • 1 elective and part 1 of the IRP

Eighth Term

  • Part 2 of the IRP

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