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Changes to the Penn State Law Bulletin

Changes to the Penn State Law Bulletin will be tracked in real-time and listed below. At the end of every semester, these updates will be incorporated into the Bulletin.

Courses Added: Effective Fall 2024

  • EXPR 975: Litigation Skills: Cross-Examination, Direct-Examination, and Deposition Preparation Practicum

Course Changes: Effective Fall 2024

HLTLW 961: Introduction to Health Law (3 Credits)

Old Listing Effective Through Summer 2024:

This course surveys U.S. health law, focusing primarily on health insurance, and the organization and regulation of healthcare providers, organizations, and industry, which are the essential areas of health law practice. The first third of the course focuses on health insurance. Public health insurance programs, Medicare and Medicaid, are covered first before moving onto the Affordable Care Act and the regulation of private insurance. The remainder of the course covers topics such as regulation of healthcare entities and providers; tax exemption requirements for hospitals; healthcare fraud and abuse; and antitrust issues in the provision of healthcare.

Changes Effective Fall 2024:

  • Changed Course Title
  • Changed Abbreviated Title