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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Law of Healthcare Administration (HCA-400)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

May 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate specific factual knowledge about legal applications in healthcare administration; analyze fundamental principles, generalization, and theories of law in healthcare administration; evaluate the legal issues that arise in the healthcare environment; explain the legal principles in analyzing specific problem situations; and assess how healthcare culture and legal issues intersect.


The Law of Healthcare Administration provides an overview of the American legal system and how it impacts the delivery of healthcare services. Topics include: the impact of legal factors affecting patient/client care and the operations and administration of healthcare facilities and systems, principles and practices of law, legal relationships and sources of law and legal processes affecting the health service system. Prerequisite: Healthcare Management (HCA-201).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health, Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, or Healthcare Policy (5/23).