Recent Developments in Health Care Law: Partners in Innovation [Book Review]

HEC Forum 22 (2):85-116 (2010)
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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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