Assignment: Contract Law in Health Care
Unit Outcomes addressed in this assignment:
Discuss the core elements of a legal, binding contract.
Explain the most common types causes of action in health care.
Course Outcome addressed in this assignment:
HA550-2: Evaluate the influence of laws, legal principles, and legal actions on agile and strategic decision-making in a healthcare environment.
In this unit, you will explore contracts law, intentional torts, and negligence. By the end of this unit, you will be able to proficiently discuss the core elements of
a legal, binding contract and communicate the importance of contract law in health care.
To begin, read the following chapter:
Showalter, J. S. (2020). The law of healthcare administration (9th ed.). Health Administration Press.
Chapter 4: “Contracts and Intentional Torts”
This chapter will be the literature foundation for your Unit 5 Assignment.
Your assignment should address all of the following:
Discuss each of the conditions of contract law.
Discuss the importance of contract law in the relationships between patients and their physicians and between patients and healthcare facilities.
Explain the difference among intentional tort, negligence, and strict liability.
Explain why a case alleging a breach of contract might be easier to prove than a standard case alleging negligence.
Discuss each of the elements of proof necessary for a strong negligence case.
Report your findings by using one of the methods below:
4- to 6-page paper, excluding front and back matter (APA standards apply.)
Legal brochure (Use as many pages/columns as needed.)
PowerPoint presentation for a board of directors (10–12 slides; speaker notes as needed to support assertions). Upload a separate Word document of your
speaker notes to the same Dropbox.
5- to 7-minute public service announcement (using a free online voice recorder such as Vocaroo). Upload a separate Word document of your scriipt to the
The use of first person is permitted for this assignment (excluding Option A). APA formatting (e.g., running head, title page, introduction, conclusion,
reference page, etc.) should not be used (unless you choose Option A).
Although APA formatting is not required for this assignment, proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation are expected. Plagiarism is not permitted and will
result in academic discipline. All content submitted needs to be original.
Limit the use of unoriginal work to no more than one direct quote per 2–3 pages of originally developed work. For Options A and F, no more than two direct
quotes can be used.
Cite at least three to five scholarly sources.
Submitting your work:
Submit your assignment to the appropriate Dropbox.
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your