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Health Care and Nursing Legislation I

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Health Care and Nursing Legislation I
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Health care management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: BAME18-04
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P311-0015, P311-0016
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
6S (6 hours per week, accumulated)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Duration: 2 semester
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Exam achievement: Case work

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BAME18-04 (P311-0015, P311-0016) Health care management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
90 class hours (= 67.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 210 hours (equivalent to 7 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 142.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BAME18-11 Health Care and Nursing Legislation II

[updated 17.08.2017]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Robert Roßbruch
Prof. Robert Roßbruch

[updated 22.08.2017]
Learning outcomes:
Principles and Selected Aspects of Criminal and Civil Law:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with basic methods and knowledge that can be used to solve criminal and civil law issues and cases.
By studying the general rules of civil law and contract law, students should be able to understand standard contractual arrangements in the health care system in a legal manner. Students will have developed an awareness of the role of the judiciary in the development of law.
Through study of the structure, principles and legal norms of the Criminal Code relevant to health and nursing professions, the students will be able to recognise criminally relevant actions in the context of their professional practice in good time and thus, be able to prevent them.
Basics of Social Security Law:
Students will receive an introduction to the respective fields of social security law.
A special focus will be put on the connection between law and health. Students will recieve an overview of the current legal structures of health care provision both in the context of the social security system in general and with regard to the risk-related institutionalization of health care. They will become familiar with health policy conflicts through the discussion of individual legal social law controversies (e.g. Nursing Care Act/Geriatric Care Act). These issues will be discussed systematically, as well as on the basis of supreme court rulings or current legislative policy debates.
And finally, students will study European law issues related to cross-border health services on the basis of cases from the Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ).
In addition, students will become familiar with issues pertaining to basic social security law (including social data protection, nursing care insurance, health insurance), hospital law and nursing home law. Students will understand the legal framework of hospital care and hospital law. Furthermore, they will become familiar with the legal system of the Heimrecht (nursing home law), in particular the nursing home law itself and its corresponding regulations, e.g. regulations pertaining to personnel, insurance and resident participation.

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Module content:
Basics: selected aspects of civil and criminal law:
1. _Introduction to marketing
_        Structure of the Civil Code
2. The general part of the BGB
_        The declaration of intent (explicit, implied, presumed consent)
_        Special case: Providing patients with the proper information as a prerequisite for effective consent
_        Ways of informing patients, scope of information, documenting information and consent
        Legal consequences of legally ineffective consent due to insufficient clarification/information
_        Agency
_        Legal capacity, absence of intent and formal errors
_        The consent of minors
3. The General Law of Obligations
_        Introduction to law of obligations Grounds, content and termination
        The inclusion of general terms and conditions
_        Breach of contract: Impossibility and delay
_        Contractual liability according to §§ 280 ff. BGB
4. The Special Law of Obligations
_        The (total/split) hospital admission agreement, the nursing home contract, the care contract, tortious liability according to § 823 BGB
5. Introduction to the rules concerning the burden of proof
_        The basic structure of the rules concerning the burden of proof, simplification of the burden of proof and reversal of the burden of proof
6. Will with three witnesses
_        Introduction to the topic and to the requirements for the effectiveness of a will with three witnesses
_        Legal consequences of an incorrectly drawn up will with three witnesses
7. Introduction to the StGB (Penal Code)
_        Structure of the Penal Code
8. The general part of the Penal Code
_        Perpetration and participation
_        Instigation and aiding and abetting
_        Acts and omissions
_        Establishment of the facts, unlawfulness, guilt
_        Crimes of omission
9. Selected offences from the Penal Code
_        (Duty of) confidentiality
_        Assault
_        Deprivation of personal liberty (custodial measures)
_        Coercion
_        Homicides (differentiation from suicide, euthanasia, care of the dying) Special case: Mercy killing
Basics of Social Security Law:
1. The term "social security law"
2. Systematic structure of the social security law
_        Definition of terms, introduction to social security law, structure of social security
3. Social Data Protection (German Social Code X (SGB X))
_        Definitions, data collection, data processing and use
_        Organizational measures for the protection of social data, rights of those affected, data protection officers; special legal provisions on social data protection in SGB V and SGB XI
4. Statutory Health Insurance (SGB V)
_        Origins of statutory health insurance
_        The insured
_        Services provided by statutory health insurance  Benefits in kind, services, cash benefits, health promotion and disease prevention, sickness benefits, sickness allowance, pregnancy and maternity benefits, financing statutory health insurance, statistics
5. Rehabilitation and Participation of Disabled People (SGB IX)
_        Introduction to the topic
_        Self-determination and participation in life in society: General regulations, participation benefits, participation benefits of rehabilitation providers in detail
6. Social Care Insurance (SGB XI)
_        Origins of social care insurance
_        Long-term care benefits under other legal provisions of German social law, applying for benefits, expert opinions on long-term care, the levels of long-term care, distinguishing features, legal remedies, benefits under home care insurance, current benefits, additional current benefits, additional benefits on demand, financing long-term care insurance, statistics
7. Hospital law
_        Investment promotion, hospital planning and remuneration systems, opening hospitals, medical care centers/integrated care
8. Nursing home law
_        Das Heimgesetz (Nursing home law), the regulations (especially with regard to care personnel, insurance and the participation of nursing home residents)

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Print and electronic media

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Principles and Selected Aspects of Criminal and Civil Law:
_        Emmerich V (2006). BGB-Schuldrecht Besonderer Teil. 11. Aufl., Heidelberg: C.F. Müller
_        Roßbruch R (1997 ff.). Handbuch des Pflegerechts. 6-bändiges Loseblattwerk (ca. 13.000 Seiten plus CD-ROM). Neuwied: Luchter-hand, 100. Aktualisierung Oktober 2015
_        Roßbruch R (Hg) (2016). PflegeRecht. Monatlich erscheinende Fachzeitschrift für Rechtsfragen in der stationären und ambulanten Pflege. Koblenz (Roßbruch-Verlag); 20. Jg.
_        BGB - Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch. Textausgabe. München (dtv/Beck) 200X (aktuelle Jahresauflage)
_        Roßbruch R (2003). Zur Problematik der Delegation ärztlicher Tätig-keiten an das Pflegefachpersonal auf Allgemeinstationen unter be-sonderer Berücksichtigung zivilrechtlicher, arbeitsrechtlicher und versicherungsrechtlicher Aspekte. PflegeRecht 95 ff. und 139 ff. Neuwied: Luchterhand
_        Roßbruch R (2015). Stellungnahme vom 28.05.2015, S. 99 ff., in: Der Präsident des Landtages (Hg), Sterbebegleitung. Orientierungs-debatte im Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz, Schriftenreihe des Landtages Rheinland-Pfalz, Heft 63
Additional literature and rulings will be announced separately. (We recommend the purchase of the German Civil Code (BGB) (5.00 EUR) from the Beck Verlag).
Basics of Social Security Law:
_        Becker, Kingreen (2010). Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung. 2. Aufl. München: C.H. Beck
_        Klie, Krahmer (Hg) (2009). Soziale Pflegeversicherung. Lehr- und Praxiskommentar. 2. Aufl. Baden-Baden: Nomos
_        Krahmer, Richter (Hg) (2006). Heimgesetz. Lehr- und Praxiskom-mentar. 2. Aufl. Baden-Baden: Nomos  
_        SGB - Sozialgesetzbuch. Textausgabe. München (dtv/Beck) 200X (aktuelle Jahresauflage)
_        Roßbruch R (1997 ff.). Handbuch des Pflegerechts. 6-bändiges Lo-seblattwerk (ca. 13.000 Seiten plus CD-ROM). Neuwied: Luchter-hand, 100. Aktualisierung Oktober 2015
_        Roßbruch R (Hg) (2016). PflegeRecht. Monatlich erscheinende Fachzeitschrift für Rechtsfragen in der stationären und ambulanten Pflege. Koblenz 20. Jg.
We recommend the purchase of the Sozialgesetzbücher (13.00 EUR) from Beck Verlag (dtv paperbacks).
Further and current literature will be announced in the course.

[updated 01.10.2020]
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