Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Practicum (Permission Only) (LAW-811-001)
Asha Scielzo

Meets: 01:00 PM - 02:50 PM (TuTh) - Yuma - Room Y249

Enrolled: 4 / Limit: 6

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Class attendance and active participation are expected. Class will meet twice a week until February 27, 2020 (except for January 16, 2020). Health Care Fraud and Abuse is a pre-requisite for this course. Registration is limited. Selection is determined based on an application process as follows: Email your interest to Professor Scielzo (scielzo@wcl.american.edu) by Noon on Friday November 1, 2019. Include your resume and a listing of the health law/food and drug/compliance courses you have taken so far, and those that you intend to take in Spring 2020. Also confirm that you are available to participate for the entirety of the event on February 22nd at University of Maryland. Professor Scielzo will follow-up with every applicant to confirm receipt of his/her email and will select a few students for a phone interview.


This course examines fraud and abuse in the delivery of health care and the practical applications of federal and state Anti-Kickback Laws, the federal physician self-referral law (Stark), the federal civil monetary penalty and exclusion laws, and the federal False Claims Act. The intersection of fraud and abuse laws with food and drug law and medical device and pharmaceutical regulation will also be probed. All content will be studied from the perspectives of compliance, transactions, and enforcement. The in-class time for this course will be structured to be primarily experiential in nature with the emphasis on conducting simulations, analyzing mock client hypotheticals and practicing oral and written communication presentation skills. Students will study materials and resources used by practitioners and compliance professionals on a daily basis. An important aspect of this course will be to prepare for and participate in the 9th Annual Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition hosted by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, MD on Saturday February 22, 2020 (approximately 8 am – 3 pm).

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