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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Law of Healthcare HSC 304


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

July 2022 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: evaluate how current events are influenced by landmark cases and major historical events; explain how patients access care and the legal responsibilities that providers incur while treating them; compare different legal types of healthcare workers and expand upon how staffing challenges affect healthcare facilities; describe how providers enter into contracts, defend themselves against allegations of malpractice, and respond to questions of negligence; determine when healthcare institutions are liable for the actions of their providers; explain how providers and healthcare professionals obtain consent prior to a procedure to ensure that patients understand their options for care; and analyze ethical concerns and provider responsibilities related to reproductive care and birth.


Major topics include the influence of landmark cases and major historical events on the current issues of healthcare, legal types of healthcare workers, how staffing challenges affect healthcare facilities, and ethical concerns and provider responsibilities.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Legal Studies or Healthcare Law (7/22).