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School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law Accredited by
Health Care Compliance Association
Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy Receives Full HCCA Accreditation
CHICAGO, December 15, 2011 – Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law has gained full accreditation by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), effective November 21, 2011. The accreditation will allow Loyola graduates who have earned an MJ, JD, or LLM degree, and have taken specific compliance-related courses, to be eligible to register and sit for up to four certification exams administered by the HCCA without having to complete two years of work experience in the compliance field.
A certification in health care compliance serves to establish professional standards and ensure that each certified health care compliance practitioner has the broad knowledge base necessary to perform compliance-related duties.
“We are grateful to HCAA for recognizing the depth and quality of Loyola’s curriculum in the area of regulatory and legal compliance,” said Larry Singer, professor of law and director of Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. “Loyola’s recent accreditation will provide our recent law graduates with the opportunity to remain competitive with individuals in the job market who may have several years of health care compliance work experience.”
Established in 1996, HCCA is a non-profit professional membership organization of over 10,000 working professionals in the health care industry. HCCA was formed to promote ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for health law professionals and others who share these principles.
For more information, contact the School of Law’s Barbara Youngberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for 100 years. The school offers full- and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice, and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in advocacy, business law, child and family law, health law, rule of law for development, and tax law. In addition, the school offers the Master of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business law, and online programs in children’s law and policy, and health law. Two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and DLaw) are also available.
About the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy was created in 1984 to recognize the need for an academic forum to study the burgeoning field of health law and to foster a dialogue between the legal and health care professions. Since that time, the Beazley Institute has grown to offer one of the most comprehensive and respected health law programs in the country. The Institute today is comprised of students, faculty, researchers, practitioners, lecturers, librarians, and staff working together to fulfill a common mission: We educate the health law leaders of tomorrow.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as a presence in Beijing and an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The University’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, and social work. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.