The Law and the Public's Health, Sixth Edition

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9781567931969: The Law and the Public's Health, Sixth Edition

The sixth edition of Kenneth Wing's The Law and the Public's Health tailors discussions of law and the legal system to healthcare administration and policy students who do not have a background in law. With this text, students can familiarize themselves with American law, and prepare for the legal constraints and controversies they will likely encounter in their healthcare careers. With this familiarity, students can learn the skills needed to define relevant legal issues, to understand how these issues would be resolved, and perhaps most important, to seek out, communicate with, and evaluate legal counsel.

Benefits:
A new chapter focuses on the issues that arise in business transactions between providers and payers including antitrust, liability, and tax considerations
The text includes updates 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
The text comes with an online Instructor's Manual

Contents
Introduction to the Sixth Edition
The law and the legal system
The power of the state governments in matters affecting health care
Government power and the right to privacy
The constitutional discretion of the state and federal governments to limit or condition social welfare benefits
Government regulation of health care providers and payers
The scope of discretion of administrative agencies in matters affecting health and health care
The fraud and abuse laws
The antitrust laws: Government enforcement of competition
Malpractice: Liability for negligence in the delivery and financing of health care
Health care business law: Legal considerations in the structuring of entities and their transactions

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About the Author:

Kenneth R. Wing, J.D., lives with his wife, Gretchen, and their two children, McKenzie and Casey, on Lopez Island in the State of Washington. He teaches courses on constitutional law and health law at the School of Law at Seattle University. Before moving to Washington, Professor Wing taught for 13 years at the School of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His prior work experience includes two years with the Department of Health in California and three years with the National Health Law Program, a legal services backup center in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz; Harvard Law School; and Harvard School of Public Health.

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