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Measles And Misrepresentation In Minnesota: Can There Be Liability For Anti-Vaccine Misinformation That Causes Bodily Harm?, Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, John Diamond Oct 2019

Measles And Misrepresentation In Minnesota: Can There Be Liability For Anti-Vaccine Misinformation That Causes Bodily Harm?, Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, John Diamond

San Diego Law Review

Balancing protecting and compensating victims of harmful fake news and protecting freedom of speech and the information flow is both important and challenging. Vaccines are one area where misinformation can directly cause harm. When misrepresentation leads people to refuse vaccines, disease outbreaks can happen, causing harm, even deaths, and imposing costs on the community. The tort of negligent misrepresentation that causes physical harm appears a custom-made remedy for those affected. However, courts—appropriately— narrowed the tort to protect freedom of speech and the flow of information. This Article uses an especially egregious example of anti-vaccine misrepresentation to examine the boundaries ...


Medical Board Of California, Mason Bettencourt, Betsy Gopinath Jul 2019

Medical Board Of California, Mason Bettencourt, Betsy Gopinath

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Pharmacy, John Lacrosse, John Mysliwiec, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Jul 2019

Board Of Pharmacy, John Lacrosse, John Mysliwiec, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Registered Nursing, Heather Morse, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Jul 2019

Board Of Registered Nursing, Heather Morse, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Dental Board Of California, Helene E. Mayer, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Jul 2019

Dental Board Of California, Helene E. Mayer, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Department Of Managed Health Care, Kaitlyn Enticknap, Monet Mccord, J. D. Fellmeth Jul 2019

Department Of Managed Health Care, Kaitlyn Enticknap, Monet Mccord, J. D. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Dental Board Of California, Helene E. Mayer, Deborah Jorgensen May 2019

Dental Board Of California, Helene E. Mayer, Deborah Jorgensen

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Medical Board Of California, Mason Bettencourt, Deborah Jorgensen May 2019

Medical Board Of California, Mason Bettencourt, Deborah Jorgensen

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Pharmacy, John Lacrosse, John Mysliwiec, Bridget Fogarty Gramme May 2019

Board Of Pharmacy, John Lacrosse, John Mysliwiec, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Registered Nursing, Heather Morse, Deborah Jorgensen May 2019

Board Of Registered Nursing, Heather Morse, Deborah Jorgensen

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Department Of Managed Health Care, Kaitlyn Enticknap, Monet Mccord, Deborah Jorgensen May 2019

Department Of Managed Health Care, Kaitlyn Enticknap, Monet Mccord, Deborah Jorgensen

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


The Duality Of Provider And Payer In The Current Healthcare Landscape And Related Antitrust Implications, Julia Kapchinskiy Oct 2018

The Duality Of Provider And Payer In The Current Healthcare Landscape And Related Antitrust Implications, Julia Kapchinskiy

San Diego Law Review

Health care landscape has changed with the introduction of the ACA and will keep changing due to the proposed repeal. The only constant is the desire of health plans and providers to maximize profits and minimize costs, which is attainable through consolidation. This Comment advocates a revision of the existing antitrust guidelines that would (1) recognize unique nature of health care market, (2) be independent from the current or proposed legislation to the maximum possible extent, and (3) reflect the insurer-provider duality, which heavily influences the quality and accessibility of the healthcare for the consumer.


Medical Board Of California, Kayla Watson, J. D. Fellmeth Aug 2018

Medical Board Of California, Kayla Watson, J. D. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Veterinary Medical Board, Bryan Yerger, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Aug 2018

Veterinary Medical Board, Bryan Yerger, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Department Of Managed Health Care, Jennifer Pardue, J. D. Fellmeth Aug 2018

Department Of Managed Health Care, Jennifer Pardue, J. D. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Pharmacy, Mariam J. Saleh, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Aug 2018

Board Of Pharmacy, Mariam J. Saleh, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Registered Nursing, Ashkan Hayatdavoudi, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Aug 2018

Board Of Registered Nursing, Ashkan Hayatdavoudi, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Crispr/Cas-9 Technologies: A Call For A New Form Of Tort, Kendall Lovell Jun 2018

Crispr/Cas-9 Technologies: A Call For A New Form Of Tort, Kendall Lovell

San Diego International Law Journal

Once relegated to the domains of science fiction, modern day scientists and researchers are poised on the precipice of making genome editing clinically available. Once introduced into a clinical setting the effects of an off-target mutation or germline edit will remain largely unknown until health issues arise later in life or in the following generation. The novelty of the injuries that will arise require a system that is able to balance the interests of physicians with single and multi-generational plaintiffs, while providing a realistic framework for courts to follow. This comment offers a brand-new context that accounts for these needs ...


Department Of Managed Health Care, Jennifer Pardue, J. D. Fellmeth Jan 2017

Department Of Managed Health Care, Jennifer Pardue, J. D. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Dental Board Of California, Jena Scarborough, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Jan 2017

Dental Board Of California, Jena Scarborough, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Medical Board Of California, Kayla Watson, J. D. Fellmeth Jan 2017

Medical Board Of California, Kayla Watson, J. D. Fellmeth

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Pharmacy, Mariam J. Saleh, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Jan 2017

Board Of Pharmacy, Mariam J. Saleh, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Board Of Registered Nursing, Ashkan Hayatdavoudi, Bridget Fogarty Gramme Jan 2017

Board Of Registered Nursing, Ashkan Hayatdavoudi, Bridget Fogarty Gramme

California Regulatory Law Reporter

No abstract provided.


Masking Your Rights: Facemask Requirements Under Mandatory Influenza-Vaccination Policies Violate Privacy Rights Of Health Care Workers, Janet S. Kim Jul 2016

Masking Your Rights: Facemask Requirements Under Mandatory Influenza-Vaccination Policies Violate Privacy Rights Of Health Care Workers, Janet S. Kim

San Diego Law Review

Hospitals should abandon the facemask requirements in their mandatory influenza-vaccination programs because the facemasks can infringe on the privacy rights of health care workers, and hospitals can still achieve their vaccination goals through less restrictive practices. Part II introduces the recent rise of mandatory influenza-vaccination policies for health care workers, how hospitals exempt certain employees, and the consequences for those exempted. Part III discusses the legal implications of requiring exempted employees to wear facemasks and other identifying material under federal and state privacy law. Part IV recommends that health care employers abandon facemask requirements in their mandatory-vaccination programs in order ...


Byrne: Closing The Gap Between Hipaa And Patient Privacy, Austin Rutherford Mar 2016

Byrne: Closing The Gap Between Hipaa And Patient Privacy, Austin Rutherford

San Diego Law Review

HIPAA’s lack of an individualized remedy harmed individuals and left the law a toothless monster, but Byrne begins to fill the longstanding gap by offering greater protection for individuals and their sensitive information. Byrne will also incentivize better compliance with HIPAA by instilling in companies a fear of sizeable tort suit damage awards.

Part II of this Note introduces HIPAA and its ability to protect sensitive health information. Part III discusses the facts, holding, and reasoning of Byrne, in which a state supreme court, for the first time, recognized HIPAA requirements as a duty owed in negligence claims. Part ...


Whose Genome Is It Anyway?: Re-Identification And Privacy Protection In Public And Participatory Genomics, Sejin Ahn Sep 2015

Whose Genome Is It Anyway?: Re-Identification And Privacy Protection In Public And Participatory Genomics, Sejin Ahn

San Diego Law Review

This Comment advocates for a comprehensive solution to achieve the balance between privacy rights and availability of information. In particular, a strong ban on malicious re-identification and broader anti-discrimination and privacy legislation are necessary to ensure the participants' privacy protection and encourage participation in genomics projects. In addition, the scientific community should establish data standards that can aid in implementation of protective measures to minimize privacy violations. Part II provides an overview of recent developments in genomic technologies and public and participatory genomics. Part III summarizes the privacy issues present in public genomics. Part IV reviews current legislation on genetic ...


Matched Preferences And Values: A New Approach To Selecting Legal Surrogates, Nina A. Kohn Jun 2015

Matched Preferences And Values: A New Approach To Selecting Legal Surrogates, Nina A. Kohn

San Diego Law Review

Every day, hospitals are filled with incapacitated patients whose healthcare decisions are made by someone else. The law recognizes such decisions as the patient’s own, and accordingly, the primary purpose of surrogate decisionmakers is to make the decisions that patients would make if able. Unfortunately, surrogate decisionmakers frequently make choices for patients that are inconsistent with patient wishes. Indeed, social psychology literature on surrogate decisionmaking finds a stronger correlation between surrogates’ decisions for patients and what the surrogates would want for themselves, than between the surrogates’ decisions and what the patients actually would want. Although others have treated surrogates ...


Toward Coherent Federal Oversight Of Medicine, Patricia J. Zettler Jun 2015

Toward Coherent Federal Oversight Of Medicine, Patricia J. Zettler

San Diego Law Review

The conventional wisdom in U.S. health law and policy holds that states regulate medical practice—the activities of physicians and other health care professionals—while the federal government regulates medical products. But relying on states as the principal regulators of medical practice has, at times, driven law and policy in directions that are problematic from a public health perspective, as demonstrated by a deadly 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis that was linked to a primarily state-regulated practice known as drug compounding. This Article argues that the federalism concerns underlying the conventional wisdom are misplaced. It demonstrates that, contrary to ...


When Condoms Fail: Making Room Under The Aca Blanket For Prep Hiv Prevention, Jason Potter Burda Mar 2015

When Condoms Fail: Making Room Under The Aca Blanket For Prep Hiv Prevention, Jason Potter Burda

San Diego Law Review

Given the alarming upward trend in HIV infection rates and the downward trend in condom usage, the United States needs a new approach to HIV prevention. One such approach, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, commonly known as “PrEP,” has the potential to significantly reduce HIV incidence. The FDA recently approved a daily dose of Truvada®—an antiretroviral drug that suppresses the virus in HIV-positive individuals—for daily use by high-risk HIV-negative individuals to prevent infection. Despite an efficacy above ninety percent and significant regulatory momentum, this pharmacological prevention modality has proven difficult to implement. This Article addresses the social, legal, and policy ...


After Caronia: First Amendment Concerns In Off-Label Promotion, Stephanie M. Greene Aug 2014

After Caronia: First Amendment Concerns In Off-Label Promotion, Stephanie M. Greene

San Diego Law Review

The government has successfully prosecuted pharmaceutical companies for off-label promotion of drugs, maintaining that such promotion impermissibly undermines the FDA’s premarket approval process and jeopardizes the public health. In several recent cases, however, pharmaceutical companies have alleged that regulations prohibiting such promotion are unconstitutional because off-label promotion is protected under the First Amendment. Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases contain language that gives broad protection to advertising and marketing in the pharmaceutical field. This Article questions the reach of these cases as applied to the practice of off-label promotion through detailing.