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Guest Blogger Professor Jonathan Kahn: Regulating Direct-to-Consumer Genomics

Posted on March 23, 2014
Consumer genomics company 23andME wants you to be able to Google your genome to find out all sorts of things, ranging from your ancestry to your ear wax type to your risk of contracting diabetes. Spit into a tube, send...


Conference: ?Neuroscience and Law: Injury, Capacity and Illness?

Posted on March 21, 2014
March 28, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis. The Hall Center for Law and Health and the Indiana Health Law Review present a major conference on neuroscience and the law. Speakers include: Oliver R. Goodenough, Professor of Law,...


Hot Off the Press: Medicaid Matters Symposium

Posted on March 18, 2014
I am pleased to share the Medicaid Matters symposium issue that has just been published in Volume 102, Book 2, of the Kentucky Law Journal. This special issue includes articles from Brietta Clark, Mary Crossley, John Jacobi, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard,....


At the Intersection of Health Law and Civil Rights

Posted on March 14, 2014
Health Law Prof Extraordinaire Nina Kohn of Syracuse University, now visiting at Maine, shared this link with me http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2014/03/11/why-are-family-members-being-banned-from-visiting-their-relatives-in-nursing-homes/ because of an experience I had involving the ICU staff when my mother was hospitalized last year and I expressed concern...


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Guest Blogger Professor Jonathan Kahn: Pills for Racism?!

Posted on March 12, 2014
Recent developments in cognitive psychology and neuroscience have illuminated new and complex aspects of bias and racism in society. Beginning in the 1990s with the development of the Implicit Association Test and related theories of aversive racism and implicit bias,...


Guest Blogger Associate Professor Ann Marie Marciarille: Who Is Wasting What?

Posted on March 12, 2014
A purchasing alliance among hospitals interested in quality improvement is reported [1] to have developed a ?waste index? for participating facilities, designed to give them information to eliminate waste while maintaining a high level of care. Articles that sound a...


Washington School of Law Summer Institute

Posted on March 12, 2014
The University of Washington School of Law will be holding a week-long Global Health Law Summer Institute, from July 14-18, 2014. The theme is ?The Access Challenges.? The summer institute will focus on the following: Access to Global Health: The...


USNews 2015 Health Law Program Rankings

Posted on March 11, 2014
1 University of Maryland (Carey) 2 St. Louis University 3 Case Western Reserve University 3 Loyola University Chicago 5 Boston University 5 Seton Hall University 7 Georgetown University 8 Georgia State University 9 University of Houston 10 Harvard University 10...


OIG's Shocking New Report: ?Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities" and the New Book "Litigating a Nursing Home Case"

Posted on March 08, 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) just released it's shocking report - ?Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries.? The OIG investigation found that one third of skilled nursing home...


Fourth Annual Developing Ideas Conference

Posted on March 07, 2014
I am pleased to announce the call for papers for the University of Kentucky's fourth annual Developing Ideas Conference, which will be held Wednesday, May 21, at the College of Law. This workshop is designed for untenured and recently tenured...


Using Fear of Lawyers to Train Medical Students is Costing a Lot of Money!

Posted on March 07, 2014
The running joke of the Disney Monsters,Inc. movies is that there really are monsters in little kids closets, but they aren't dangerous. But what is dangerous and expensive is the embedded, ingrained, and entrenched practice of training medical students (and...


American, Georgetown, and Hamline Law Offer Summer 2014 Health Law Courses

Posted on March 06, 2014
Announcements from American University Washington College of Law, The O?Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University and Hamline University School of Law Health Law Institute: American University Washington College of Law?s seventh annual Health Law &...


Guest Blogger Associate Professor Ann Marie Marciarille: Teeth-Whitening at the Supreme Court

Posted on March 05, 2014
Well, that is how the Wall Street Journal described the March 3, 2014 grant of certiorari in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners vs. Federal Trade Commission, anyway. And it is a case about teeth-whitening services in North Carolina, in...


Ten Faculty Fellowships Awarded to Promote Public Health Law Education

Posted on March 05, 2014
Georgia State University College of Law and its Center for Law Health & Society have selected 10 faculty fellows to participate in the Future of Public Health Law Education: Faculty Fellowship Program. The program is funded by the Robert Wood...


Thank You to February's Guest Bloggers

Posted on March 05, 2014
HealthLawProf Blog would like to thank our February guest bloggers Professor Sharona Hoffman, Associate Professor Laura Hermer, and Associate Dean Elizabeth Pendo. Here is a short recap of thier posts: Professor Sharona Hoffman posted the following: Privacy v...


Guest Blogger Professor Jonathan Kahn: Privatizing Biomedical Citizenship

Posted on March 03, 2014
Genomic research is at an impasse. In the decade since the completion of the first draft of the human genome, progress has been made but few of the grandest promises of genomics have materialized. Biomedical researchers largely agree that one...


Welcome to Guest Blogger Professor Jonathan Kahn

Posted on February 28, 2014
HealthLawProf Blog is very pleased to welcome the first of our two guest bloggers for the month of March, Professor Jonathan Kahn: Jonathan Kahn is Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S....


Welcome to Guest Blogger Associate Professor Ann Marie Marciarille

Posted on February 28, 2014
HealthLawProf Blog extends a warm welcome to the second of our two guest bloggers for March, Associate Professor Ann Marie Marciarille: Ann Marie Marciarille is an associate professor of law specializing in health care law. Her research interests are in...


Continued Skepticism re "Wellness Programs"

Posted on February 28, 2014
A big part of the job of being a Health Law Prof is to help students understand the intersection of the many legal specialties that comprise the big tent of "Health Law." Wellness Programs are a good way of doing...


Petrie-Flom Seeks to Hire Sr. Law & Ethics Assoc. for New NFL Players Assn. Project

Posted on February 27, 2014
From the Petrie-Flom Center: In connection with our work on a sponsored research project with the National Football League Players Association, the Petrie-Flom Center seeks to hire a Senior Law and Ethics Associate immediately; please note that this is a...


Guest Blogger Associate Professor Laura Hermer: A Return to Hard Paternalism

Posted on February 27, 2014
As I wrote in an earlier post, Pennsylvania is seeking to predicate an agreement to participate in the Affordable Care Act?s Medicaid expansion on receipt of a federal waiver that would allow the state require ?able-bodied? members of its proposed...


Global Health Governance: Call for Submissions for special issue on Framework Convention for Global Health

Posted on February 26, 2014
Global Health Governance will be publishing a special issue on a proposed Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) in December 2014. The proposal for an FCGH would create a new international framework, grounded in the international human right to health,...


Fifth Annual Legal Scholars Conference

Posted on February 26, 2014
On March 14-15, 2014, Arizona State hosts the Fifth Annual Legal Scholars Conference: The purpose of the conference is to gather together ?juniorish? academics (generally, those who have been in the academy for fewer than 10 years) to receive constructive...


Guest Blogger Associate Dean and Professor Elizabeth Pendo: Consumer Ratings of Accessible Health Care Offices and Facilities

Posted on February 25, 2014
Learning where people with disabilities seek care, as well as the physical, equipment, and attitudinal barriers they face there, is important. Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify...


Published This Week

Posted on February 24, 2014
Andra le Roux-Kemp, Deferred Consent in Emergency Care Research: A Comparative Perspective of South African Regulations, 14 J. Phil. Sci. & L. 47 (2014). Richard S. Saver, Shadows Amid Sunshine: Regulating Financial Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research, 145 Chest...


Guest Blogger Professor Sharona Hoffman: Privacy vs. Data Use - How to Balance Competing Goals

Posted on February 24, 2014
I am spending a sabbatical semester as a scholar in residence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Several CDC employees have told me that they worry that the public outcry against the National Security Agency?s (NSA) surveillance...


Tax credits in federal exchanges upheld in Virginia

Posted on February 21, 2014
In a concise opinion, Judge Spencer of the Eastern District of Virginia upheld the IRS regulations facilitating tax credits for insurance purchased through federally-run health insurance exchanges. The decision in King v Sebelius cited frequently to Halbig v...


Max Mehlman: 2014 McDonald Merrill Ketcham Awardee for Excellence in Law & Medicine

Posted on February 20, 2014
The Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University McKinney School of Law is proud to welcome Professor Maxwell Mehlman to receive the McDonald Merrill Ketcham Award for Excellence in Law & Medicine for 2014. For more details please...


ERISA and cutbacks in retiree life insurance

Posted on February 19, 2014
Life insurance provides important financial support for surviving family members when income-providers die. Although the surviving spouse is entitled to a Social Security widow(er)?s benefit?the Social Security benefit amount of the deceased spouse, if greater than the benefit amount of...


Published This Week

Posted on February 18, 2014
Evanson Chege Kamau, Gerd Winter, An Introduction to the International ABS Regime and a Comment on Its Transposition by the EU, 9 Law, Env't & Dev. J. 108 (2013) . Robert B. Leflar, Discerning Why Patients Die: Legal and Political...


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