June 1-29, 2016
2 academic credits
The focus of this course is the privacy and security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the foundation for federal protections of health care information. Additionally, the course will examine preemption and the interplay between HIPAA and other federal and state health privacy laws, and the application and enforcement of those laws as they relate to privacy and security in the health care setting.
The objectives of this course include learning how to: (i) identify situations that implicate HIPAA; (ii) understand which provisions of the privacy and security law and rules apply to given situations and how to apply those provisions; and (iii) understand the significance of sound security measures in an era of increasing electronic crimes. Given the breadth of the subject matter and the short time allotted, students will not be expected to understand the full depth and complexity of applicable laws and rules; they will, however, be expected to understand key definitions and basic concepts under HIPAA and to analyze the interplay between HIPAA and other privacy laws, including basic preemption.
Sheri Beck, Privacy Officer, Prime Therapeutics
Barbara Colombo, Assistant Teaching Professor; Director, Health Care Compliance Program, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Medical Marijuana Federalism: Federal Laws, State Law, and Patient Rights
2 academic credits
Jamie Olson, Co-Teacher, Counsel & Compliance Officer, LeafLine Labs
Thaddeus Pope, Co-Teacher, Professor of Law; Director, Health Law Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
- Students must complete all coursework.
- Degree-seeking students must submit a written paper or complete an examination as specified in each course syllabus.
- Students may take one or more courses. No course requires a prerequisite.
Syllabi for all courses are made available in April.
Law/Graduate Students: Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school should complete Part A of the application form and return it with a letter from their school’s registrar reflecting their status as a student in good standing with permission to take the Mitchell Hamline course(s) as a visiting student. NOTE: Mitchell Hamline Law students do not need a letter of good standing from the registrar.
Others: Other professionals may apply by completing Part B of the application form. To be considered, applicants must furnish an official transcript indicating completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree.
Attorneys/Compliance Professionals: We will be seeking approval from the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for these courses to qualify for On-Demand CLE credits. We will also be seeking approval from the Compliance Certification Board for the HIPAA Privacy course to qualify for CEU credits. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tuition for degree-seeking students is $1,770 per credit. Scholarships are available. Scholarship requests should be sent to Kari McMartin (email@example.com).
Tuition for non-degree seeking students is $650 per credit.
A $150 per course, non-refundable tuition deposit must accompany all applications. The deposit will be credited toward the total tuition amount and only will only be returned if you cannot secure a seat in the course. The balance of the tuition is due one week prior to the course opening, for each course, after which no refund will be made.Apply Now (PDF)
Applications are accepted on a first-come/first-registered basis. Students will receive confirmation of enrollment via email. Mitchell Hamline School of Law reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. Any request to drop a course must be in writing.