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“Involving children increases the likelihood that they will follow treatment plans,” said Jonathan Todres, professor of law. “It also might improve the treatment plan itself, because engaging children more meaningfully makes it more likely that they will open up and share what is happening in their lives.”

Todres: Children’s Right to Participate has Powerful Implications in Health Care

When children participate in discussions regarding health care options, their health outcomes improve. Yet children are often excluded from having meaningful involvement in health care decisions.

The right to participate has potentially powerful implications for children’s day-to-day lives and for their future as adults—therefore health care providers should develop more child-rights supportive processes to empower… more »

Combatting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Patricia J. Zettler, associate professor of law, served as a consultant to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse. The report, which was commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was released in July. Zettler has expertise in the regulation… more »

Georgia State Law Hosts Health Law Professors Conference

40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference When: Thursday-Saturday, June 8-10 Where: Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta

More than 230 health law professors, government and private sector attorneys, researchers and other professionals from over 30 states and five countries attended the 40th Annual American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Health… more »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State Law. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering more than $1.2… more »

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College No. 6 on ‘Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law’

Georgia State Law is ranked No. 6 on Law Street Media’s “Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law” list.

The specialty rankings blend quantitative and qualitative data using a 100-point formula that examines courses offered (25 points), graduates employed in the specialty (20), proximity to subject-relevant employment centers (15), networking and extracurricular opportunities in… more »

Lombardo Serves on Prenatal Genetic Testing Workgroup

Posted On July 1, 2017
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With easier access to and declining costs of next-generation prenatal genetic testing, more expectant parents are able to learn about potential medical conditions and characteristics about their fetuses, raising ethical questions.

In February, the Hastings Center convened an international, interdisciplinary workgroup “Goals and Practices for Next-Generation Prenatal Testing” at the Open Society Foundation in New… more »

Health disparities in the United States exist because of a history of systemic racism that is perpetuated by present-day structures, said Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.PH., Ph.D., keynote speaker for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference held June 8-10.

Keynote Speaker Camara Jones: Racism Has ‘Profound Impacts on Health and Well-Being of Nation’

Health disparities in the United States exist because of a history of systemic racism that is perpetuated by present-day structures, said Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.PH., Ph.D., keynote speaker for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference held June 8-10.

To develop effective policies to achieve… more »

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Pre-Conference Workshop and Tours

Posted On June 19, 2017
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Pre-Conference Tours

The Center for Law, Health & Society offered two pre-conference tours, one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one of Grady Health System. Thirty attendees toured the CDC, the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health.

Escorted by lawyers working… more »

Plenaries and Sessions

Posted On June 19, 2017
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Struggle for the Soul of Medicaid

The opening plenary on June 9 focused on the future of Medicaid. The expert panel provided a comprehensive overview of the program, the proposed changes to it, and the impact such changes would have on the populations that it covers. Medicaid is the largest provider of health insurance,… more »