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HSAD 305 Health Care Law & the Elderly 3.0 Credits

Obtaining adequate health care is a critical issue for many older adults; providing it is a significant societal challenge. Our society, as many others, has developed legislative and other social policies to address the increased frailty, both physical and/or cognitive, and the corresponding needs which accompany age. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how legal institutions (legislatures and courts) have responded to these needs for the ostensible protection of older adults. The instruments that these legal institutions have developed will be examined as their purposes, effectiveness, desirability, costs (economic and otherwise), and possible alternatives will be evaluated.

College/Department: College of Nursing Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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