This course is designed to delve deep into the various aspects of Hospital Liability. The course will guide students through the complex legal environment surrounding hospitals and other healthcare institutions. This includes understanding the tortuous liability that hospitals can be exposed to, such as medical malpractice, premises liability, and the vicarious liability for employees’ actions. We will also explore legal and ethical issues surrounding informed consent, patient privacy, emergency medical treatment laws, and hospital accreditation standards. The course will emphasize the integration of law, policy, and practice, using actual cases and hypotheticals to illustrate key points.
Understand and analyze the primary legal responsibilities and liabilities of hospitals.
Critically assess and apply principles of tort law as it pertains to hospitals, including medical malpractice, premises liability, and vicarious liability.
Discuss and analyze the legal and ethical issues surrounding informed consent and patient privacy in the hospital context.
Evaluate the implications of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and other relevant laws on hospital operations.
Interpret and analyze the impact of hospital accreditation standards on hospital liability.