Ideal for professionals or students with no legal background, this resource explains the basics of health law and the legal system. It provides a familiarity with legal principles and the capability to communicate effectively with legal counsel. Use this resource to understand the workings of the U.S. legal system in general as well as the specific legal issues that arise in healthcare.
New in this edition
This edition includes new and expanded information about
- The powers of the federal, state, and local governments to respond to public health emergencies
- The “right to die,” including the implications of the Terri Schiavo cases
- Abortion and related sexual privacy cases
- Recent Supreme Court resignations and appointments
- Private suits against states for violating the federal Medicaid laws
- Patients rights and anti-managed care legislation
- Enforcement of fraud and abuse laws
- Tax-exempt status of nonprofit institutions
Companion website: Edited cases that illustrate many of the legal principles and problems discussed in the book. These cases provide you with the opportunity to explore some of the issues and principles discussed in the book in more depth. Click on the Student Resources link above to access the companion cases.
Instructor Resources: Detailed teaching methodologies. To see a sample, click the link in the right-hand navigation bar.