Law 670: Elder Law
This course covers such areas as income tax provisions of special interest to senior citizens, Social Security, pension plan distributions, Medicare and Medicaid coverage, long-term care and nursing home admission, powers-of-attorney regarding health case proxies and financial/legal matters, guardianship, and ethical considerations in advising elderly clients. The emphasis in this course is on understanding federal statutory provisions that affect the care, comfort, and financial security of persons as they live longer to permit informed advising and sensitive planning. Policy implications of these various uncoordinated laws are also considered at some length.
Sequence and Prerequisites: None
Evaluation: Administered final examination.