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The Development Of Emergency Planning For People With Disabilities Through Ada Litigation, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 819 (2018), Barry Taylor Jan 2018

The Development Of Emergency Planning For People With Disabilities Through Ada Litigation, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 819 (2018), Barry Taylor

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No abstract provided.


Beyond Canterbury: Can Medicine And Law Agree About Informed Consent? And Does It Matter?, 45 J.L. Med. & Ethics 106 (2017), Marc Ginsberg Jan 2017

Beyond Canterbury: Can Medicine And Law Agree About Informed Consent? And Does It Matter?, 45 J.L. Med. & Ethics 106 (2017), Marc Ginsberg

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For those of us whose scholarship focuses on medico-legal jurisprudence, the law of informed consent is a gift. It has been a fertile topic of discussion for decades, with no end in sight. Although it is not difficult to acknowledge that patient autonomy is at the core of informed consent, the doctrine is not static - it has evolved in scope and continues to engage courts in thought provoking analysis.


Coverage In Transition: Considerations When Expanding Employer-Provided Health Coverage To Lgbti Employees And Beneficiaries, 24 Cardozo J. Equal Rts. & Soc. Just. 3 (2017), Kathryn J. Kennedy Jan 2017

Coverage In Transition: Considerations When Expanding Employer-Provided Health Coverage To Lgbti Employees And Beneficiaries, 24 Cardozo J. Equal Rts. & Soc. Just. 3 (2017), Kathryn J. Kennedy

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The rights of transgender individuals has been in the headlines during 2017 - ranging from President Trump's tweet to announce a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military due to the "tremendous medical costs" to a nationwide injunction imposed by a federal district court on the HHS regulations that prohibit health-care discrimination against transgender individuals under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are three important reasons why transgender rights are in the news. First, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, designed to promote the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, scores employers in its Corporate Equality ...


Telemedicine In Illinois: Untangling The Complex Legal Threads, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 885 (2017), Laura Wibberley Jan 2017

Telemedicine In Illinois: Untangling The Complex Legal Threads, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 885 (2017), Laura Wibberley

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This Comment begins in Section II with an overview of the current telemedicine practices in healthcare, as well as the current law within Illinois regarding telemedicine use. Section III of this Comment discusses the flaws under the current Illinois law that act to impede licensed medical professionals from providing telemedicine services in patient care. Section III specifically focuses on the area of medical negligence to include the establishment of the physician-patient relationship, the applicable standard of care, and the scope of the requisite informed consent. This Section also examines and compares various legislation enacted in other states that provide a ...


Do Black Lives Matter? Race As A Measure Of Injury In Tort Law, 18 Scholar: St. Mary's L. Rev. & Soc. Just. 41 (2016), Alberto Bernabe Jan 2016

Do Black Lives Matter? Race As A Measure Of Injury In Tort Law, 18 Scholar: St. Mary's L. Rev. & Soc. Just. 41 (2016), Alberto Bernabe

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Discussions of race-related issues are a constant in American society. Within the last year alone, there have been several high profile events that have prompted important debates about race. Most of the events attracting nationwide attention involved the conduct of law enforcement agents, including incidents in which unarmed black men died at the hands of police officers, peaceful protests that turned violent following the failure to indict the police officers involved in those cases and the use of excessive force on black teenagers attending social events and while at school. Other events included the racial identity controversy regarding a member ...


Health Information And Data Security Safeguards, 32 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 133 (2016), Jane Kim, David Zakson Jan 2016

Health Information And Data Security Safeguards, 32 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 133 (2016), Jane Kim, David Zakson

The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law

The healthcare industry possesses information coveted by cyber criminals. Unfortunately, healthcare providers are also among the most vulnerable and unprepared to deal with cyber attacks. The Introduction sets the background of this paper with cyber security statistics of the healthcare sector. Part A of this paper will discuss how new Russian law impacts global data security. Part B takes a broad look at data security safeguards. Part C focuses on U.S. attempts at safeguarding data through NIST and its Presidential Policy Directive. In Part D, the paper explores in greater detail causes that precipitate security breaches and specific security ...


The Patenting Of Gene Based Diagnostic Assays In A Post Mayo And Myriad World, 16 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 1 (2016), Michael Sanzo Jan 2016

The Patenting Of Gene Based Diagnostic Assays In A Post Mayo And Myriad World, 16 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 1 (2016), Michael Sanzo

The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law

Recent advances in biotechnology have given researchers the ability to comprehensively examine the genetic basis of disease in unprecedented ways and will undoubtedly result in many new and valuable gene based diagnostic assays in the near future. These advances came during a period of roughly thirty years during which the patent eligibility of such assays was essentially unquestioned. Then, beginning in 2010, the Supreme Court embarked on a series of decisions that will, in almost all cases, preclude the patenting of diagnostic assays that rely on genetic mutations or gene expression patterns. This article suggests that reason that the issue ...


The Puerto Rico-Chicago Connection: Cross-Boundary Drug-Treatment In The United States (2016), Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic Jan 2016

The Puerto Rico-Chicago Connection: Cross-Boundary Drug-Treatment In The United States (2016), Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic

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1. The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic is a law school student-practice clinic that is committed to the investigation of human rights abuses, the publication of abuses, and the protection against abuses within the United States and around the world.

2. The International Human Rights Clinic has been investigating human rights abuses arising out of a systematic practice of government officials and cooperating private individuals to relocate homeless, drug-addicted persons to putative drug-treatment centers in Chicago, Illinois. In fact, these so-called drug-treatment centers deprive individuals of their physical liberty; fail to provide adequate food, shelter, and other ...


A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand: The Need To Federalize Surrogacy Contracts As A Result Of A Fragmented State System, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1155 (2016), Brett Thomaston Jan 2016

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand: The Need To Federalize Surrogacy Contracts As A Result Of A Fragmented State System, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1155 (2016), Brett Thomaston

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This comment will explain the necessity for federal regulation of surrogacy contracts by analyzing the current state of surrogacy laws across the United States. This will be accomplished by examining the fragmented state system and how this largely ignored area of the law has been a feeding ground for widespread forum shopping and inconsistent results. This comment will then address the public policy reasons in support of enforcing these contracts. Next, this comment will examine the avenues of congressional power for regulating these types of contracts. Lastly, this comment will propose that the federal government implement legislation containing key language ...


When One Spouse Has It: Dementia And The Permissibility Of Marital Sex Under Criminal Statute, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1225 (2016), James Cook Jan 2016

When One Spouse Has It: Dementia And The Permissibility Of Marital Sex Under Criminal Statute, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1225 (2016), James Cook

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The purpose of this article is to explore defining the acceptable parameters of marital sexual behavior, in situations where only one spouse has dementia, through criminal statute.


Medical Decision Making For Youth In The Foster Care System, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1103 (2016), Zach Strassburger Jan 2016

Medical Decision Making For Youth In The Foster Care System, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1103 (2016), Zach Strassburger

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Youth in the foster care system often have no one person who is clearly authorized to make medical decisions for them. From a caseworker insisting upon a vaccine to a birth parent refusing permission for psychotropic medication, the evidence supports the argument that who makes these decisions matters for children’s rights. The Author reviewed relevant laws and policies, surveyed stakeholders to understand actual practices, then interviewed a subset of these stakeholders to get further details about who decides what care a young person receives. This Article argues that policies should be nuanced but consistent, promoting birth parent involvement and ...


‘The Greatest Wealth Is Health’: Patient Protected Health Information In The Hands Of Hackers, 31 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 657 (2015), Samantha Singer Jan 2015

‘The Greatest Wealth Is Health’: Patient Protected Health Information In The Hands Of Hackers, 31 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 657 (2015), Samantha Singer

The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law

This comment will analyze the specific requirements and stages that EPs/EHs must comply with in order to receive its Medicare and Medicaid incentives, how EHR technologies are being implemented, how EHR technologies are affecting patients' privacy with regard to hacking a patient‟s PHI, and what EHR technology vendors and EPs/EHs should be doing to improve patient privacy and security to prevent hacking and other breaches.

Part I of this comment will address hacking of PHI. Part II will analyze the security measures that EHR vendors must currently incorporate into EHR technology and how the lack of required ...


Nip It In The Bud: Compassionate Use Of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act Does Not Provide Employees A Legal Remedy For Adverse Action Based Upon Use In Compliance With The Statute, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 193 (2015), Tyler Duff Jan 2015

Nip It In The Bud: Compassionate Use Of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act Does Not Provide Employees A Legal Remedy For Adverse Action Based Upon Use In Compliance With The Statute, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 193 (2015), Tyler Duff

The John Marshall Law Review

This legal dichotomy, the federal illegality and state legality, is the reason why Illinois, with its passing of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (“the CUA”), and its promises of protection for patients, may not prevent an employer from terminating an employee for marijuana use in compliance with the CUA. This comment provides that the CUA does not, and could not, provide registered users a viable cause of action for such discipline.


Free Exercise For All: The Contraception Mandate Cases And The Role Of History In Extending Religious Protections To For-Profit Corporations, 48 J. Marshall L. Rev. 605 (2015), Joseph Swee Jan 2015

Free Exercise For All: The Contraception Mandate Cases And The Role Of History In Extending Religious Protections To For-Profit Corporations, 48 J. Marshall L. Rev. 605 (2015), Joseph Swee

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No abstract provided.


The Intersection Of Agency Doctrine And Elder Law: Attorney-In-Fact Authority To Arbitrate Nursing Home Claims, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 39 (2015), Thomas Simmons Jan 2015

The Intersection Of Agency Doctrine And Elder Law: Attorney-In-Fact Authority To Arbitrate Nursing Home Claims, 49 J. Marshall L. Rev. 39 (2015), Thomas Simmons

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With the popularity of durable powers of attorney to manage the estates and personal affairs of individuals with diminished capacity, construction of the scope of powers with which agents are acting is of increasing importance. Some acts should be seen as so inherently personal or so dramatically inconsistent with the expected role of an agent as to be simply outside the scope of agency altogether. Others, such as those involving gifts, self-dealing transactions, or constitutional rights, should be never implied but honored when located within the express terms of an agent’s authority. The remaining powers should be construed and ...


Cholera As A Grave Violation Of The Right To Water In Haiti (2014), Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, Steven D. Schwinn, Beatrice Lindstrom Feb 2014

Cholera As A Grave Violation Of The Right To Water In Haiti (2014), Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak, Steven D. Schwinn, Beatrice Lindstrom

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This report is submitted to the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation concerning the United Nation’s responsibility in spreading cholera in Haiti as a violation of the right to water and sanitation. The submission discusses violations of the right to water, including the role of United Nations peacekeepers in introducing the virus to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. The report addresses the United Nations’ unwillingness to accept responsibility for its role in the outbreak and its failure to establish redress mechanisms for victims affected by the cholera epidemic. It further ...


A Scientific Approach To Intellectual Property And Health: Innovation, Access, And A Forgotten Corner Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, 13 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 794 (2014), Adam Houston Jan 2014

A Scientific Approach To Intellectual Property And Health: Innovation, Access, And A Forgotten Corner Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, 13 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 794 (2014), Adam Houston

The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law

For years, there has been vigorous debate over the relationship between intellectual property and health, especially in the context of pharmaceutical patents. Despite numerous attempts to strike a balance between innovation and access, however, few have looked to Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for guidance. Article 27, and its further elaboration and codification under Article 15 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, explicitly address this balance by pairing the right of everyone “to share in scientific advancement and its benefits” with a similarly universal right of authors to “material interests resulting” from ...


Informed Consent And The Differential Diagnosis: How The Law Overestimates Patient Autonomy And Compromises Health Care, 60 Wayne L. Rev. 349 (2014), Marc Ginsberg Jan 2014

Informed Consent And The Differential Diagnosis: How The Law Overestimates Patient Autonomy And Compromises Health Care, 60 Wayne L. Rev. 349 (2014), Marc Ginsberg

Faculty Scholarship

The purpose of this paper is not simply to re-examine the doctrine of informed consent. The purpose, however, is to identify how the doctrine has evolved, its scope expanded, and how it has created serious consequences for physicians and patients. Specifically, this paper focuses on the differential diagnosis - the process by which a physician arrives at a diagnosis - and how some jurisdictions have manipulated informed consent to encompass this process. This paper will urge that the application of informed consent to the differential diagnosis is an unnecessary expansion of the doctrine and, potentially, compromises health care.


Uncle Sam Knows What’S In Your Medicine Cabinet: The Security And Privacy Protection Of Health Records Under The Hitech Act, 30 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 667 (2014), Ranjit Janardhanan Jan 2014

Uncle Sam Knows What’S In Your Medicine Cabinet: The Security And Privacy Protection Of Health Records Under The Hitech Act, 30 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 667 (2014), Ranjit Janardhanan

The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law

No abstract provided.


Pinwheel Of Fortune, 13 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 761 (2014), James Ming Chen Jan 2014

Pinwheel Of Fortune, 13 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 761 (2014), James Ming Chen

The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law

This paper examines public health law in the context of prospect theory, the leading behavioral account of risk aversion and risk-seeking. The paper first demonstrates how international environmental law can be mapped along prospect theory’s risk-seeking axis. It then completes this picture of prospect theory by examining National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, which upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). Although Sebelius upheld the PPACA as an exercise of the federal government’s taxing authority, it reasoned that a directive aimed at uninsured individuals to buy health insurance lay beyond the power ...


Statutory Solutions For A Common Law Defect: Advancing The Nurse Practitioner-Patient Privilege, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1077 (2014), Rebecca Pierce Jan 2014

Statutory Solutions For A Common Law Defect: Advancing The Nurse Practitioner-Patient Privilege, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1077 (2014), Rebecca Pierce

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This Comment advocates the necessity for a statutory nurse practitioner-patient privilege throughout the states.


How Much Is Too Much? Employer-Sponsored Plan Notice And Reporting Requirements Under Ppaca, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev 855 (2014), Carrie Byrnes, Brian Berglund Jan 2014

How Much Is Too Much? Employer-Sponsored Plan Notice And Reporting Requirements Under Ppaca, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev 855 (2014), Carrie Byrnes, Brian Berglund

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No abstract provided.


The Thin Red Federal Poverty Line: How Rejecting The Medicaid Expansion Affects Those With Exchange Coverage, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 923 (2014), J. Angelo Desantis Jan 2014

The Thin Red Federal Poverty Line: How Rejecting The Medicaid Expansion Affects Those With Exchange Coverage, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 923 (2014), J. Angelo Desantis

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This Article explores the less-discussed consequences to Exchanges in non-Expansion states. One consequence is that the rules designed to help individuals who fall on hard time maintain coverage can work against the poor in non-Expansion states. In those states, common life events, marriage, divorce, a new child, a job loss, and retirement, can push lower income enrollees out of subsidy eligibility. And if enrollees report income changes to the Exchange — as most Exchanges require — they’ll lose their subsidies. But in non-Expansion states, enrollees may be better off not notifying Exchanges of certain income drops.


At The Intersection Of Insurance And Tax: Equitable Remedies Under The Affordable Care Act, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 973 (2014), Julie Lewis Jan 2014

At The Intersection Of Insurance And Tax: Equitable Remedies Under The Affordable Care Act, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 973 (2014), Julie Lewis

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No abstract provided.


The Strange Politics Of Medicaid Expansion, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 947 (2014), Steven Schwinn Jan 2014

The Strange Politics Of Medicaid Expansion, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 947 (2014), Steven Schwinn

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This paper first outlines the Medicaid program, Medicaid expansion in the PPACA, and the Court’s ruling on Medicaid expansion in NFIB. It next explores the impacts of the opposition to Medicaid expansion. In particular, it details the substantial federal resources that opposing states will leave on the table, the health insurance coverage that states stand to deny to their poor citizens, and the constitutional law that opposing states left in NFIB.


The Human Costs Of “Free Association”: Socio-Cultural Narratives And The Legal Battle For Micronesian Health In Hawai'i, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1377 (2014), Susan Serrano Jan 2014

The Human Costs Of “Free Association”: Socio-Cultural Narratives And The Legal Battle For Micronesian Health In Hawai'i, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1377 (2014), Susan Serrano

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No abstract provided.


Unfinished Business: The Affordable Care Act And The Problem Of Delayed And Denied Erisa Health Care Claim, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 887 (2014), Katherine Vukadin Jan 2014

Unfinished Business: The Affordable Care Act And The Problem Of Delayed And Denied Erisa Health Care Claim, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 887 (2014), Katherine Vukadin

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No abstract provided.


Health Accounts/Arrangements: An Expanding Role Under The Affordable Care Act?, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 991 (2014), Edward Morse Jan 2014

Health Accounts/Arrangements: An Expanding Role Under The Affordable Care Act?, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 991 (2014), Edward Morse

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This article outlines the foundations of health-related accounts and arrangements, including tax and economic considerations affecting their role in various designs for health insurance coverage. It explores the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and related administrative guidance affecting their usage, arguing that emerging trends showing that insured patients are bearing increasingly significant levels of out-of-pocket costs suggest an expanding role for consumer-directed accounts and arrangements, albeit one clouded by looming excise taxes imposed on “excess benefit” coverage beginning in 2018. It also examines the potential to utilize health accounts/arrangements to resolve moral and ethical conflicts in healthcare ...


Taking Hipaa To School: Why The Privacy Rule Has Eviscerated Ferpa's Privacy Protections, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1047 (2014), Gregory Riggs Jan 2014

Taking Hipaa To School: Why The Privacy Rule Has Eviscerated Ferpa's Privacy Protections, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1047 (2014), Gregory Riggs

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No abstract provided.


Legal Inconsistencies After Astrue V. Caputo: When Children Are Conceived Postmortem, Does Society Have An Obligation To Support Those Children?, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1101 (2014), Catherine Durkin Stewart Jan 2014

Legal Inconsistencies After Astrue V. Caputo: When Children Are Conceived Postmortem, Does Society Have An Obligation To Support Those Children?, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1101 (2014), Catherine Durkin Stewart

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No abstract provided.