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The Law and the Public's Health, 7th Edition
Kenneth R. Wing, JD, Benjamin Gilbert, JD
Hardcover, 384 pages
ISBN 13: 9781567932614
Health Administration Press
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Readers can familiarize themselves with healthcare law, and prepare for the legal constraints and controversies they encounter in healthcare. With this familiarity, readers can define relevant legal issues, to understand how these issues can be resolved, and perhaps most important, to seek out, communicate with, and evaluate legal counsel. Benefits of this book published by ACHE:
Fully updated throughout, as well as expanded material on fraud and abuse laws
No legal background is necessary to understand this book
The text comes with a supplemental casebook
Ideal for professionals or students with no legal background, this resource explains the basics of health law and the legal system. It provides a familiarity with legal principles and the capability to communicate effectively with legal counsel. Use this resource to understand the workings of the U.S. legal system in general as well as the specific legal issues that arise in healthcare. You can view these excerpts here:
Recommended by ACHE, this edition includes new and expanded information about:
The powers of the federal, state, and local governments to respond to public health emergencies
The “right to die,” including the implications of the Terri Schiavo cases
Focus on the issues that arise in business transactions between providers and payers including antitrust, liability, and tax considerations
Abortion and related sexual privacy cases
Recent Supreme Court resignations and appointments
Private suits against states for violating the federal Medicaid laws
Patients rights and anti-managed care legislation
Enforcement of fraud and abuse laws
Tax-exempt status of nonprofit institutions
Companion cases available online
Access edited cases that illustrate many of the legal principles and problems discussed in the book. These cases provide you with the opportunity to explore some of the issues and principles discussed in the book in more depth.
Kenneth R. Wing, J.D., teaches courses on constitutional law, public health law, and health law at the School of Law at Seattle University. His prior experience includes teaching at the School of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and working with the Department of Health in California and the National Health Law Program.
Benjamin Gilbert, J.D., is vice president and general counsel of the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill . He also teaches courses in health law, law and medicine, and hospital law at the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health of the University of North Carolina at Chapel
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Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as its groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs.
Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members. Founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Administration Press has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in college and university courses. Now located in downtown Chicago, the Press also publishes two journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management.
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