Fundamentals of laws in health care

The Medical Staff Coordinator has again called upon your expertise in the area of healthcare law. You have been asked to provide a written discussion of the basic fundamentals of law. You are asked to provide the information outlined below and use research (at least two sources) to substantiate your discussion.

Part 1

  • Discuss the difference between public and private law.
  • Summarize the different sources of law:
    • Common Law
    • Statutory Law
    • Administrative Law

Part 2

Discuss ONE of the following acts and use the questions below to guide your response:

  • Privacy Act
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
  • Health Care Quality Improvement Act
  • Ethics in Patient Referral Act
  • Patient Self Determination Act
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Questions to guide your response:

  • What is the date of enactment of this ACT?
  • What led to the enactment of this ACT?
  • What are criminal penalties, if any, for violation of this ACT?
  • Who is governed by this ACT?
  • What are some of the key provisions of this ACT?
  • Discuss the impact the ACT has had on health care since it was implemented.

700-1000 words APA format with ref.

 
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