HEC Forum

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 85–116

Recent Developments in Health Care Law: Partners in Innovation

  • Roberta M. Berry
  • Lisa Bliss
  • Sylvia Caley
  • Paul A. Lombardo
  • Jerri Nims Rooker
  • Jonathan Todres
  • Leslie E. Wolf
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10730-010-9127-4

Cite this article as:
Berry, R.M., Bliss, L., Caley, S. et al. HEC Forum (2010) 22: 85. doi:10.1007/s10730-010-9127-4
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Abstract

This article reviews recent developments in health care law, focusing on the engagement of law as a partner in health care innovation. The article addresses: the history and contents of recent United States federal law restricting the use of genetic information by insurers and employers; the recent federal policy recommending routine HIV testing; the recent revision of federal policy regarding the funding of human embryonic stem cell research; the history, current status, and need for future attention to advance directives; the recent emergence of medical–legal partnerships and their benefits for patients; the obesity epidemic and its implications for the child’s right to health under international conventions.

Keywords

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Routine HIV testing Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research Advance directive Medical-legal partnerships Children’s health rights and obesity 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta M. Berry
    • 1
  • Lisa Bliss
    • 2
  • Sylvia Caley
    • 2
  • Paul A. Lombardo
    • 2
  • Jerri Nims Rooker
    • 2
  • Jonathan Todres
    • 2
  • Leslie E. Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public PolicyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Georgia State University College of LawAtlantaUSA