T483 – Legal and Financial Issues in Child Life Programs
This course is designed to consider the legal and financial aspects of administering CL programs in hospital settings. This course explores the regulatory framework within which CL programs operate, including distinctions and collaborations among the government, nonprofit and for-profit sectors. It focuses on financial terms and concepts, including forecasting, budgeting, implementing, monitoring, and reporting revenue and expenses. The course considers both the data needed for strategic planning as well as processes for decision-making, including cost analysis. Ethical and legal considerations and practical implications are addressed throughout the course.