Assignment: Law Matrix Instructions

 Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Master of Science in Health Science

Assignment: Law Matrix Instructions and Grading Rubric

Assignment Rationale:

Please refer to the course syllabus to determine what percentage this assignment is of your final course grade. The purpose of this assignment is for the student to appraise the impact on United States (US) Public Health Policy by the primary sources of US law in the United States (the United States Constitution, state constitutions, federal and state statutes, common law, case law, and administrative law). Each student will also have the opportunity to describe the various branches of government and illustrate how each addresses ethical issues.

Assignment Objective:

Describe sources of law including: , statutory law, and administrative law, meeting the requirements of the rubric with 80% accuracy. (LO 1)

Describe function of three branches of government, meeting the requirements of the rubric with 80% accuracy. (LO 2) 

 

Assignment Instructions:

Health care law focuses on the legislative, executive, and judicial rules and regulations that govern the health care industry. As we have learned in the weekly readings, some of the regulations relevant to this industry include Stark, HIPAA, Anti-Kickback Statute, EMTALA and state privacy laws. For this assignment, please do some research and appraise the impact of the primary sources of law (United States Constitution, state constitutions, federal and state statutes, common law, case law, and administrative law) on US Public Health Policy. In additions, describe the various branches of government and illustrate how each addresses ethical issues. Below are some references that may be helpful. There are many other websites available with applicable information.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2012). . https://www.cdc.gov/phlp/publications/phl_101.html
  2. ChangeLab Solutions. (2020). . https://www.changelabsolutions.org/product/structure-government
  3. Georgia State University Law Library. (2020). . https://libguides.law.gsu.edu/c.php?g=253374&p=1689757
  4. HG.org Legal Resources. (2020). . https://www.hg.org/statutory-law.html
  5. Justia. (2018). . https://www.justia.com/administrative-law/

To Complete the Assignment:

  1. Please use the UTRGV Library databases and scholarly Internet search processes to learn more about each of these topics. 
  2. Review the grading rubric carefully and make sure to organize your in such as way that all required elements have been included.
  3. Effectively communicate using well-constructed, thoughtful, organized writing, each of the elements discussed in the breakdown of the assignment’s parts found below.   
  4. This assignment allows the student to choose the format in which they would like to complete the assignment. The choices are a paper, a podcast or a PPT presentation.
  5. Please choose one of the following methods and make sure to understand the parameters:
    1. 1-2-page paper (excluding cover page and references)
    1. 5-minute podcast (recorded using ) with a reference page Word document submitted
    1. 5-10 slide Power Point presentation, excluding reference slide(s).
  6. Regardless of method chosen to complete assignment, APA formatting for documentation of references is required. Please see the grading rubric for detailed information about the references.  
  7. If a paper is submitted, please include an APA formatted cover page, submit the paper using the assignment link found in the Learning Activities Folder.
  8. If the podcast is completed, please follow the , and submit a Word document with the link for the recording and the APA formatted references using the link found in the Learning Activities Folder.
  9. If the Power Point presentation is completed, submit the PPT file including slides with APA formatted references, using the links found in the Learning Activities Folder.  
  10. Assignment due on Tuesday at 11 pm. 
  11. Please do not send any assignments via email. No assignments sent via email will be graded.

Law Matrix Grading Rubric

  Exemplary (4 points) Proficient (3 points) Developing (2 points) Needs Improvement (1 point) No Credit (0 points)
US Constitution Clearly and eloquently defines how the US Constitution is a source of law. Capably defines how the US Constitution is a source of law.   Adequately defines how the US Constitution is a source of law.   Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic.   Not included.
State Constitution Clearly and eloquently defines how a state constitution is a source of law. Capably defines how a state constitution is a source of law.   Adequately defines how a state constitution is a .   Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic.   Not included.
Federal and State Statutes Clearly and eloquently defines how federal and state statues are a source of law. Capably defines how both federal and state statues are sources of law.   Adequately defines how both federal and state statues are sources of law. . Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic.   Not included.
Common Law   Clearly and eloquently defines common law and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Capably defines common law and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Adequately defines common law and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic. Not included.
Statutory Law Clearly and eloquently defines statutory law and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Capably defines statutory law and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Adequately defines statutory law and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic. Not included.
Administrative Law Clearly and eloquently defines administrative and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Capably defines administrative law and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Adequately defines administrative law and its impact on US Public Health Policy. Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic. Not included.
Legislative Branch Clearly and eloquently defines the legislative branch of government and how it addresses ethical issues. Capably defines the legislative branch of government and how it addresses ethical issues.         Adequately defines the legislative branch of government and how it addresses ethical issues. Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic. Not included.
Executive Branch Clearly and eloquently defines the executive branch of government and how it addresses ethical issues. Capably defines the executive branch of government and how it addresses . Adequately defines the executive branch of government and how it addresses ethical issues. Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic. Not included.
Judicial Branch Clearly and eloquently defines the judicial branch of government and how it addresses ethical issues. Capably defines the judicial branch of government and how it addresses ethical issues. Adequately defines the judicial branch of government and how it addresses ethical issues. Such a minimal explanation is provided it is unclear if the student understands the topic. Not included.
Quality of Content Content in the paper (excluding cover page and references) paper is detailed with exceptional critical appraisal of the topics. Examples are provided as evidence.   OR The podcast is concise, detailed, with clearly understood professional sounding audio.   OR The Power Point is concise, detailed, with a balanced mix of text and graphics.   The content in paper is consistent and connections are made between the topics.      OR The podcast is well done, and the audio is easily understood.        OR The Power Point presentation is well done, but there is too much text.   The content in paper displays some connection between the topics.   OR The podcast is overall applicable to the topic, but the audio is seemingly disorganized and/or distracting background noises are present.       OR The Power Point presentation is overall applicable to the topic, but the presentation is seemingly disorganized, and the presentation is distracting.   The content in paper provides limited connection between the sources.   OR The podcast lacks detail and/or the audio is difficult to understand due to frequent use of filler words such as ‘ah’ or ‘uh.’     OR The Power Point presentation lacks detail and/or is difficult to understand.   The writing in paper is off topic and difficult to read.   OR The podcast is off topic and difficult to understand.   OR The Power Point presentation is off topic and difficult to read and understand.  
Length The paper is over 1-2 pages in length (excluding cover page and references).   OR The podcast is 5-6 minutes in length.     OR The Power Point presentation is 9-12 slides in length (excluding references), with notes included.   The paper is 2-3 pages in length (excluding cover page and references).   OR The podcast is 4-5 minutes in length.      OR The Power Point presentation is 5-8 slides in length (excluding references) with notes included.  The paper is 3-4 pages in length (excluding cover page and references).   OR The podcast is > 6 minutes but < 8 minutes in length.      OR The Power Point presentation is 13-14 slides in length (excluding references).  The paper is < 1 page in length (excluding cover page and references).   OR The podcast is < 4 minutes in length.     OR The Power Point presentation is less than 5 slides in length (excluding references).   The paper is over 5 pages in length (excluding cover page and references).   OR The podcast is > 8 minutes in length.      OR The Power Point presentation is > 15 slides in length (excluding references) AND/OR no notes have been included.
References A minimum of six peer-reviewed/credible sources.   and/or   Four of them published within the last three years. Four to five peer-reviewed/credible sources.   and/or   Three of them published within the last three years. Two to three peer-reviewed/credible sources.   and/or   The majority of the cited sources have been published within the last five years. Only one reference provided.   and/or   The majority of the cited sources have been published over ten years ago. No references provided.
Spelling & Grammar Free from spelling, grammar, and APA formatting errors. 3 or fewer spelling and grammar errors present. 4 errors in spelling and grammar present. 5 errors in spelling and grammar present. More than 5 errors in spelling and grammar present.
APA Formatting Free from APA formatting errors. 3 or fewer APA formatting errors present.  4 APA formatting errors present. 5 APA formatting errors present. More than 5 APA formatting errors.