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Essentials of Health Law

8 Total CME

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Health care law is a complex topic affected by sweeping changes in the political landscape. Gain an overview of health care laws and how decisions have affected organizations. Examine today’s most pressing health legal issues for patients, health care employees, and organizations. Develop insights to help interpret statutes and judicial opinions that directly affect health care. Explore the legal trends associated with liability for managed care organizations. Develop strategies for proactively protecting practitioners and organizations.

Topics include:

  • Risk management
  • Contract provisions
  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)

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Course Objectives

  • Interpret statutes and judicial opinions that affect health care.
  • Examine how the law affects business relationships and the health care decision-making process.
  • Explore the legal trends in legal liability for hospitals and managed care organizations and ways to reduce the risk.
  • Identify problem practitioners and develop effective strategies for dealing with them.
  • Review issues related to managed care, including key contract provisions.

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Original Course Release Date: December 2012

Course Review Date: December 2018

Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2021

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course





Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

  • Refunds are available for online courses if the refund is requested within a 72-hour period after purchase and no course materials have been accessed.
  • If the course is accessed at any time, no cancellation or refund will be allowed.
  • If registrations are cancelled within 72 hours of purchase and no access of course material has occurred, then a full refund less a $100 processing fee will be applied.
  • Once 72 hours have passed after purchase, no cancellations or refunds will be allowed.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

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