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Concerns Regarding The Relationship Between Electronic Health Records And Malpractice Claims, Frederick J. White Iii, William P. Coleman Iii Oct 2012

Concerns Regarding The Relationship Between Electronic Health Records And Malpractice Claims, Frederick J. White Iii, William P. Coleman Iii

Frederick J White III

No abstract provided.


Misappropriating Women’S History In The Law And Politics Of Abortion , Tracy A. Thomas Oct 2012

Misappropriating Women’S History In The Law And Politics Of Abortion , Tracy A. Thomas

Seattle University Law Review

To examine the veracity of the political and legal claims of a feminist history against abortion, this Article focuses on one of the leading icons used in antiabortion advocacy—Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton has, quite literally, been the poster child for FFL’s historical campaign against abortion, appearing on posters, flyers, and commemorative coffee mugs. Advocates claim that Stanton is a particularly fitting spokesperson because she was a “feisty gal who had seven children and was outspokenly pro-life.” They claim that she “condemned abortion in the strongest possible terms” and was “a revolutionary who consistently advocated for the rights of ...


Investing In Health Care: What Happens When Physicians Invest And Why The Recent Changes To The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Fail To Protect Patients From Their Physicians’ Self-Interest, Nancy L. Zisk Oct 2012

Investing In Health Care: What Happens When Physicians Invest And Why The Recent Changes To The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Fail To Protect Patients From Their Physicians’ Self-Interest, Nancy L. Zisk

Seattle University Law Review

This Article considers possible ways to protect a patient’s interest in receiving care and advice that reflects solely what is in the patient’s best interest and not what might be in the interest of his or her physician’s financial health. Part II reviews the importance of trust in the physician–patient relationship and examines how that relationship is affected by the conflict of interest that arises between patients and their physicians who own the medical facilities, devices, and treatment services prescribed. Part III examines the ethical and statutory restrictions that have been and are currently imposed on ...


A Submission To The New Zealand Government On The Plain Packaging Of Tobacco Products, Matthew Rimmer Oct 2012

A Submission To The New Zealand Government On The Plain Packaging Of Tobacco Products, Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis submission draws upon a number of pieces of research and policy papers on the plain packaging of tobacco products including:1. Becky Freeman, Simon Chapman, and Matthew Rimmer, 'The Case for the Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products' (2008) 103 (4) Addiction 580-590.2. Matthew Rimmer, 'A Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on the Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Bill (Cth)', September 2011, https://senate.aph.gov.au/submissions/comittees/viewdocument.aspx?id=dabfcd75-9807-493f-bc99-4a7506bf493b3A. Matthew Rimmer, 'Tobacco's Mad Men Threaten Public Health', The Conversation, 23 September 2011, http://theconversation.edu.au/tobaccos-mad-men-threaten-public-health-34503B. Matthew Rimmer ...


Verify, Then Trust: How To Legalize Off-Label Drug Marketing, Fazal Khan, Justin Holloway Oct 2012

Verify, Then Trust: How To Legalize Off-Label Drug Marketing, Fazal Khan, Justin Holloway

Scholarly Works

This article will discuss the current state of off-label medicine, relevant legislation in the area, and a proposal designed to capture the benefits of off-label medicine while limiting its dangers when practiced perniciously. Part II will discuss the regulations in place governing off-label promotion and will detail the practice of ghostwriting and its associated concerns. Part III will analyze the costs and benefits of off-label marketing and practice of medicine, and will utilize a case study to demonstrate the predicament of drug manufacturers. Part IV will set forth a proposal to use the newly created Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to ...


Amici Curiae Brief In Support Of Petitioners Urging Reversal On The Minimum Coverage Provision Issue, Department Of Health And Human Services V. State Of Florida, Wendy Parmet, Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong Jan 2012

Amici Curiae Brief In Support Of Petitioners Urging Reversal On The Minimum Coverage Provision Issue, Department Of Health And Human Services V. State Of Florida, Wendy Parmet, Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong

Faculty Scholarship

This amicus brief was filed before the Supreme Court in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) litigation on behalf of Health Care for All and other Massachusetts organizations that have been involved in the implementation of Massachusetts’ health 2006 health reform legislation. The brief argues that Massachusetts’ health reform law, upon which the ACA is modeled, has been very effective in expanding insurance coverage within the State, but it required substantial federal support, through a Medicaid waiver, to achieve its success. In addition the Commonwealth’s experience illustrates that the health insurance and health care markets are inherently interstate commerce and ...


Bending The Health Cost Curve: The Promise And Peril Of The Independent Payment Advisory Board, Ann Marie Marciarille, James Bradford Delong Jan 2012

Bending The Health Cost Curve: The Promise And Peril Of The Independent Payment Advisory Board, Ann Marie Marciarille, James Bradford Delong

Ann Marie Marciarille

Underlying today’s and the future’s health-care reform debate is a consensus that America’s health-care financing system is in a slow-moving but deep crisis: care appears substandard in comparison with other advanced industrial countries, and relative costs are exploding beyond all reasonable measures. The Obama Administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) attempts to grapple with both of these problems. One of ACA’s key instrumentalities is the Independent Payment Advisory Board—the IPAB, designed to discover and authorize ways to reduce the rate of growth of Medicare and other categories of health spending. The IPAB ...


The Individual Mandate And The Taxing Power, Erik M. Jensen Jan 2012

The Individual Mandate And The Taxing Power, Erik M. Jensen

Faculty Publications

This article, prepared for a symposium at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, considers whether the Taxing Clause provides an alternative constitutional basis, as some have recently argued, for the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 21 - the requirement, going into effect in 214, that most individuals acquire satisfactory health insurance or pay a penalty. The article concludes that the Taxing Clause arguments are misguided. At best, the Clause can provide authority for the penalty, not for the mandate as a whole. Furthermore, the article questions whether the penalty will be ...


All For One And One For All: Informed Consent And Public Health, Jessica Wilen Berg Jan 2012

All For One And One For All: Informed Consent And Public Health, Jessica Wilen Berg

Faculty Publications

The concept of informed consent is well established in the field of bioethics, but its application is unclear in the area of public health. The increasing prevalence of public health interventions creates a need to analyze the scope of government power as it relates to individual choice. This Article explores three different types of public health measures in which individual choice has been limited: (1) environmental interventions; (2) classic public health interventions to prevent contagious disease; and (3) public health information reporting or use. The reasons for limiting informed consent vary depending on the context, and the implications for the ...


Professional Power And The Standard Of Care In Medicine, Maxwell J. Mehlman Jan 2012

Professional Power And The Standard Of Care In Medicine, Maxwell J. Mehlman

Faculty Publications

Since before the founding of the Republic, American medicine has been fighting a war to control the standard of care that physicians are expected to provide to their patients. It has waged battles on two fronts: against internal disagreements within the profession over what constitutes proper care, and against attempts to delineate the standard of care by forces outside the profession, such as private health insurers, the government, and the judicial system.


Introduction - Symposium Issue On Health Data Security Systems, Sharona Hoffman Jan 2012

Introduction - Symposium Issue On Health Data Security Systems, Sharona Hoffman

Faculty Publications

Introduction to the Health Data Security System symposium 2012 Huston, TX.


Adolescent Decision Making: Legal Issues With Respect To Treatment For Substance Misuse And Mental Illness, Richard Boldt Dec 2011

Adolescent Decision Making: Legal Issues With Respect To Treatment For Substance Misuse And Mental Illness, Richard Boldt

Richard C. Boldt

No abstract provided.