About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering information about health legislation in the U.S. will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the history of health legislation and specific healthcare acts. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the history of health legislation in the U.S.
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about health and wellness (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Health Legislation chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Health Legislation chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any health and wellness question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about health legislation for a standard health and wellness course. You'll study the history and components of the following healthcare acts:
- The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
- The Controlled Substance Act of 1970
- The Health Maintenance Organization Act
- The Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987
- The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
1. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 was ultimately created to reduce the U.S. budget deficit, but it also largely impacted the health care system. Learn all about this Act and its impact on the medical field.
2. Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987
The Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 (PDMA) is a law that was written to protect American consumers from the dangers of counterfeit prescription drugs. This lesson is about the PDMA and the circumstances that led to its creation.
3. Controlled Substances Act of 1970: Definition & History
This lesson covers the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. It includes key definitions, the groups of scheduled substances, and a brief history of substance related legislation in the United States.
4. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act: Definition and History
In this lesson, we will learn about one of the most important acts that have been passed in the United States regarding food and drug safety, the 1938 Food Drug and Cosmetic Act. We will learn what events led to its development and important amendments to it.
5. Health Maintenance Organization Act: History & Summary
The Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Act is a United States federal law that was signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1973. It aims to promote HMOs and set standards for these organizations. Learn more about it in this lesson.
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