Recent developments in health care law: partners in innovation.
Berry, Roberta M., 1955-
Lombardo, Paul A
Rooker, Jerri Nims
Wolf, Leslie E
HEC forum : an interdisciplinary journal on hospitals' ethical and legal issues 2010 Jun; 22(2): 85-116
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.
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