Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Branches of Government and the Configuration of the U.S. Judicial System
Slide content:Regulating Health Care Summary Lecture b 3 branches of government: legislative, executive, judicial (the courts) Courts are divided into: Trial courts and appellate courts Federal, state, city/municipal courts The courts are neutral arenas where the parties to a dispute face off in an adversarial process 2 main types of law: private and public 22
Slide notes:This concludes lecture b of Regulating Health Care . In summary, the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government are all sources of law. When people have disputes they cannot resolve, they often resort to litigation, which is the process of having the dispute decided in court. Each party presents its own case in an adversarial process. The final outcome is determined by the trial court, which acts as a neutral fact-finder. Appellate courts decide whether the trial court properly applied the law to the facts of the case. Laws are divided into private and public types, each with further subcategories. 22