Legal and Regulatory Considerations

Course Details

Course Number: 5023  Fall 2013

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 206

Days & Times:

Sept 14/15 = 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Nov 22 - 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Distance education 

 


Course Attachments

Textbooks

Legal aspects of health care administration. (11th
This text provides information on legal and regulatory issues in U.S. healthcare
  ISBN: 978-0-7637-8049-4

Publication Manual of the APA, 6th ed
This text provides information on formatting and writing in APA, including citing and reference lists.
  ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Lynette K Watts   
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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

 

·         Discuss legal issues, concepts, laws and regulations such as malpractice, standards of care, scopes of practice, tort and contract liability, accreditation, academic freedom and tenure.

·         Perform basic legal research to find relevant laws and court decisions.

·         Identify important areas of legal concern in clinical practice and education.

·         Demonstrate the ability to read, understand, and synthesize existing research, laws, and legal precedents and apply them to current problems. 


Course Expectations

Evaluation:

 

      Expert Witness case study                                      40%

      Electronic Discussion Board Participation          15%

      “Take Issue” Presentation                                       30%

      Group Activities & Class Participation                   15%


Grading Standards

Grade Scale

                                                  A = 100 - 90

                                                  B = 89 - 80

                                                  C = 79 - 70

                                                  D = 69 - 60

                                                  F = 59 and below


Submission Format Policy

Any assignments submitted electronically as a Word document email attachment should follow these guidelines:

 

     IBM compatible format

     Word 2003 or newer version (Microsoft WORKS is not acceptable)

     Times New Roman or other typical legible font (10 or 12 point for bulk of text)

     (more next page)

     1” margins on all sides

     Standard MSU Title Page



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

If a student can not meet these requirements for electronic submission, he or she should meet individually with the faculty member to make other suitable arrangements. All late assignments will be dropped one letter grade per week past the deadline and will not be accepted 3 weeks beyond the deadline. 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance:

Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course. 

 


Other Policies

Honor System:

 

RADS 5023 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct.  In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity.  A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct.  A student should consult the Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.

 

Many components of RADS 5023 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn.  Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts and module notebooks, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.

 

Specific components of RADS 5023 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared.  These components include the case summaries and paper. Students SHOULD NOT share their efforts in ANY WAY (including but not limited to discussion, electronic files, print copies, notes, etc).  The only exception to this rule, is during the final class presentations.

 

When students submit their efforts (paper and case summaries) for grading, they are attesting that they have abided by this rule.

 

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

 

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.