Management

Health Law, Policies and Standards

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Description

Providing excellence in healthcare is a complex and challenging process. Healthcare workers practice in a complex environment that is ever changing, with competing demands and uncertainty. There are multiple pieces of legislation, regulations, laws, policies and standards of practice to comply with that add to the overall complexity.

This course will discuss the requirements related to legislation, regulations, policies and standards and examine how they are used to provide clarity of expectations for both management and clinical performance and clear accountabilities for the exercise of that performance. In addition, this course discusses how to apply leadership capabilities where they will be required in situations that may not align with existing norms or where policies do not currently exist.


Health Law, Policies and Standards at-a-glance

  • Delivered entirely online
  • Register at any time
  • Approximately 25 hours of learning, to be completed in up to 4 months
  • Innovatively weaves leadership throughout using the LEADS in a Caring Environment Leadership Framework
  • Webinars from subject matter experts from across Canada
  • “Keys to Success” videos created specifically for this course by prominent Canadian healthcare leaders.
  • This course is part of the Management Essentials Program. For more information about the Management Essentials Program click here

Who should take Health Law, Policies and Standards?

This course is intended for new or aspiring managers from:

  • across the continuum of care (eg., from health promotion to long-term care)
  • healthcare organizations supporting the health system at all levels (eg., local to national organizations)
  • ministries of health and health regions.

Participants may include:

  • regulated and non-regulated health professionals (eg., nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacy technicians, medical laboratory technologists, etc.)
  • project or program managers
  • departmental managers in health organizations (eg., purchasing, housekeeping, facilities, etc.)
  • health analysts (eg., business, program, policy)
  • health research managers
  • anyone who is interested in enhancing or refreshing their existing management and leadership knowledge.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Interpret the relationship between the law and the Canadian healthcare system;
  • Compare the significant differences, key principles and current issues with respect to the law versus standards and policy;
  • Describe the contribution that professional standards make to a healthcare organization and patient/client (clinical) care;
  • Describe ethical principles, frameworks and decision-making models;
  • Determine the expectations of compliance with legislation, regulations and/or pre-determined standards amongst regulating and funding bodies;
  • Explain the rationale and benefits of accreditation for healthcare organizations; and
  • Identify the legal basis of employment and labour relations and describe measures to promote harmonious and appropriate relations.

Awards

There are no awards available for this course or program at this time. Click here to learn more about student awards.


Faculty

 Bruce MaitlandAbout
 Dan MerrittAbout
 Tracy MurphyAbout
 Wendy CampbellAbout

Requirements

Language

English is the language of instruction for all CHA Learning courses. It is therefore recommended that students be competent in reading, writing and speaking English.


Technical

Students must have basic computer knowledge and internet navigation skills; and access to a computer with Windows 7 or higher.

Please note:

  • Students choosing to use Mac or Linux operating system must have experience using alternate remote access software.
  • CHA Learning staff can only assist Windows operating system users and provide technical support in relation to our website; we do not provide technical support for the internet and/or basic computer use.

Other technical requirements:

CHA Learning Technical Requirements
Screen Resolution800×600 (minimum); 1024×768 (recommended)
Internet BrowsersThe most recent version of one of the following:

Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge
Firefox
Opera
Safari
Plug-insPop-up blocker: disabled
Java Script: Enabled
Cookies: Enabled
Internet Connection Broadband (cable or DSL) connection required
SoftwareWord processing software, Adobe Reader
Recommend knowledge and comfort using Microsoft Excel

Enrolment Process

To enrol:

  1. Click on the enrol/apply button
  2. Add the product to your cart
  3. Create an account if you are new to CHA Learning or sign in to your existing account
  4. Complete the Billing Information page
  5. Enter your payment information, accept the terms and conditions and make your payment
  6. Within seven business days you will receive an email with instructions to access the course/program materials.

Note: If you are interested in enrolling in other individual Management Essentials courses, please visit the course pages for more information.

For more information about the Management Essentials Program, please click here.

Grading

Grading includes tests, assignments, graded discussion forums and webinars. To achieve a certificate, students must complete the course, pass each graded component with 60% or greater, and achieve a 60% or greater on the overall grade.


Course Certificate

CHA Learning will award students a certificate of successful completion of the course.

Cost

One course:

  • $495 for Canadians
  • $695 for International students 

Two courses:

  • $795 for Canadians
  • $995 for International students 

Three courses:

  • $1,295 for Canadians
  • $1,495 for International students

For more information about the Management Essentials Program, please click here.

Curriculum

This course includes the following topics:

  • Laws and legislation
  • Compliance with healthcare requirements
  • Different types of standards
  • Conflict of interest
  • Policies and procedures
  • Privacy
  • Managing in a unionized environment
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • Progressive discipline