Health Care Corporate Compliance and Governance (LAW-719H2-001)
Students will be required to participate in all in-class time for this course held over two days (May 31-June 1st) (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.
Students will explore the importance of corporate compliance for health care organizations, review the current health care compliance landscape, and become familiar with key compliance guidance and principles, including the seven elements of an effective compliance program. Students will review compliance policies and learn about best practices for implementation. Students will consider the role of the Compliance Officer and compare/contrast with the role of the General Counsel of a health care organization. The course reading assignments and class exercises will also explore the role of training and education of compliance principles and the importance of promoting a culture of compliance from top down. Lectures will use current health care compliance failures as a teaching tool and will delve into the role of audits and internal monitoring, discipline for non-compliance, and best practices for compliance investigations. With regards to corporate governance, the course will provide an overview of fiduciary duties, with emphasis on the specific challenges faced in the health care industry. The course will conclude with a discussion of how effective health care corporate compliance and governance intersect. The teaching strategies for this course will include readings, lectures, group discussions and case study hypotheticals.
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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