Summer 2019 Course Schedule

The False Claims Act in the Health Care Industry (LAW-719B1-002)
Asha Scielzo, Erica Kraus

Meets: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Sun) - Yuma - Room Y404

Enrolled: 7 / Limit: 22

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Students will be required to participate in all in-class time for this course held over two days (Sundays June 2 and June 9) (9-5 each day). All other course work will be completed by the student independently. Students will be given a one-week reading period and two-week exam period at the end of this course.


The civil False Claims Act was initially developed during the Civil War in response to war profiteering by military contractors who attempted to defraud the government. After many years and significant amendments along the way, the False Claims Act has become a very powerful fraud and enforcement tool for the government in its effort to combat fraud, waste, and abuse - especially in the health care and pharmaceutical industries. This course will review the elements of the False Claims Act and consider enforcement, compliance, defense strategies, and qui tam provisions with an emphasis on health care and pharmaceutical applications. The teaching strategies for this course will include readings, lecture, group discussions and mock hypothetical exercises.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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There will be no textbook for this course. Reading materials will be specified in the syllabus.

First Class Readings

Readings for Day One and Day Two will be specified in the Syllabus and should be read in advance of class.


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