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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy & Security (LAWS 5502)

Course Info

This course provides a broad survey of the fundamental legal issues surrounding the delivery of health care in the United States. It is an introduction to the complex and wide-ranging field of health law. Topics include: health insurance; the regulation of medical professionals and institutions; the clinician-patient relationship; liability of health care professionals and institutions; discrimination in health care; and professional relationships in health care. Students will learn to identify and analyze major legal issues in health care contexts and to understand the interplay among cost, quality, and access to care.


Barbara Vimont is an experienced compliance officer with valuable breadth and depth of compliance expertise. Currently, she serves as Corporate Compliance Director at Parkview Health​. She is also an experienced adjunct professor of law, having taught in the areas of Compliance Program Development and Health Law.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


** No Textbook Required **

Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.


Computer-Aided Legal Instruction (CALI) requires an authorization code to use. If you do not have a CALI account, please contact Kieran Layton or the reference desk for assistance.

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) Health Law lessons


If you have not registered your Quimbee account, please contact Kieran Layton or the reference desk for assistance.

Quimbee Health Privacy lesson

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