HCM 4201: Health Care Law


Provides background and legal principles for problems concerning our healthcare delivery system. Focus is placed on professional regulation and the managed care and hospital certification programs that impact professional practice. The course is designed to prepare clinical and administrative healthcare personnel for the challenges of understanding today’s important issues, from handling patient records and avoiding malpractice, to addressing topics of abortion, AIDS, and the right to die.


  1. Compare and contrast laws, ethics, and bioethics.
  2. Discuss the importance of the law to healthcare professionals.
  3. Outline the ethical and legal considerations of the physician-patient relationship.
  4. Relate concepts of professional liability and medical malpractice to the healthcare profession.
  5. Analyze the regulations defined by workplace laws and ethics.
  6. Explore the components of patient privacy laws and regulations used to protect medical records.
  7. Explain how leadership styles impact the healthcare system.
  8. Defend ethical and legal issues relating to international health and human rights.


  1. HCM 3002


Medical law and ethics (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2016)
Author: Fremgen, B. F.
ISBN: 9780133998986
Price: $62.21

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the CSU Bookstore at bookstore@columbiasouthern.edu