Health Law Bioethics and Quality of Care

Law 450






This introductory health law course focuses on the law governing the provider-patient relationship, mechanisms for assuring quality of health care, and legal issues that implicate bioethics. Topics may include informed consent, formation and termination of medical treatment relationships, the duty to treat, medical confidentiality, death and dying and end-of-life care, emerging technologies, medical research, and organ donation and transplantation. The course also surveys legal regulation of health care quality, such as medical malpractice, accreditation, and professional licensure.

Health Law: Organization, Regulation, & Finance  is another introductory health law course that focuses on financing and regulatory issues affecting the health care industry.  While the two courses are designed to complement each other, they need not be taken together or in order.


J. Krause

UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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