Discussion: regulation overkill | HA4070D | Naugatuck Valley Community College

 Regulatory Environment in Health Care

For this discussion, please refer to the list on pages 362-363 in the text. This list presents both governmental and non-governmental agencies that oversee a real hospital (as of 1989). Discuss what this list implies by addressing each of the points below.

  • What effects does this reality have on the administration of the hospital?
  • What financial impact does it have?
  • How would it impact patient care, directly or indirectly?
  • How would this affect health care cost and pricing? Other matters?

Read also the footnote on page 384. If you were a New York hospital administrator, what affect do you think these regulatory agencies and review would have on your hospital – on your functioning as an administrator?


Hall, M. A., Bagley, N., & Orentlicher, D. (2018b). The Law of Health Care Finance and Regulation (Aspen Select) (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.