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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »