Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Practicum (permission required) (LAW-811-001)
Asha Scielzo

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

Enrolled: 4 / Limit: 6

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Instructor Permission Required. Enrollment is limited to J.D. students. Interested students should email their resumes to Professor Scielzo at Scielzo@wcl.american.edu by November 2, 2018. In their email, students should indicate which health law and food and drug law courses they have taken and which courses they plan to take in the spring 2019 semester. In particular, the email should indicate whether the student has taken Health Care Fraud and Abuse and/or Food and Drug Law and whether the student will be a 2L, 3L, or part-time 4L in the spring 2019 semester.


This two-credit course examines fraud and abuse in the delivery of health care and related compliance principles, and will dive into 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. Issues arising under food and drug law and medical device and pharmaceutical regulation will also be probed, along with privacy considerations under HIPAA. All content will be studied from both compliance and regulatory perspectives. 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 and presentation skills, for purposes of preparing for the University of Maryland Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition to be held on February 16, 2019. THIS CLASS WILL MEET FOR HALF OF THE SEMESTER. THE LAST CLASS WILL BE FEBRUARY 21, 2019. PLEASE SEE THE SYLLABUS FOR MORE DETAIL

Textbooks and Other Materials

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There will not be a textbook for this course. All readings will be available through online resources or myWCL

First Class Readings

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