BA623L1A2 - BA623 Health Services Law and Policy Lesson#1 Assignment#2 Describe the differences between statutory and common law Explain the

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BA623 Health Services Law and Policy Lesson #1 Assignment #2 Describe the differences between statutory and common law. Explain the importance and application of these concepts in the healthcare environment, giving examples. Your essay in response to this topic should be 300-350 words. Statutory law refers to laws that have been put in place by the legislature. This includes Congress as well as state legislatures. Statutory law may also come about through local ordinances as well. These laws are typically created to meet a need that is lacking with current laws that are in place. Common law, on the other hand, refers to laws that have come about as the result of court cases. These laws are created by judges, so the results of one court case may set a precedence that can influence subsequent trials. Of note, however, these laws are specific to a specific jurisdiction. An example of statutory law as cited in the text is statutory consent. This is a law regarding emergency care, and it is common in several states.
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course BA 623 taught by Professor Cole during the Spring '11 term at Andrew Jackson.

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BA623L1A2 - BA623 Health Services Law and Policy Lesson#1 Assignment#2 Describe the differences between statutory and common law Explain the

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