American Association for Physician Leadership

Essentials of Health Law



If you’ve been searching for a comprehensive education on the most pressing healthcare law issues of today, then this course is for you. The world of healthcare law encompasses a wide body of the law regulating the provision of healthcare services and governing the relationship between healthcare providers and their recipients.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn about topics such as medical error liability, managed care contracting, patient rights, equal opportunity in the workplace, and more.

Topics include:

  • Laws, statutes, and regulations that govern healthcare

  • Contracts in the world of medicine, oral and written

  • Corporate practice of medicine, ownership, and oversight

  • Medical malpractice litigation, process, and roles

  • Insurance policies, carriers, and claims

  • Profits, non-profits, and boards of directors

  • Human resources and legal considerations

  • Important statutes every physician should know

  • Coding and billing requirements

  • Marketing, strategies, and mistakes

  • Patient privacy and dealing with breaches

  • Medical records, ownership, and access

  • Power of attorney, living wills and guardianships

  • Risk management, telemedicine, and informed consent

Key Dates

Access to Course Expires:

365 days from purchase date of course.

Accreditation & Disclosures
Cancellation Policy

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
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American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)