The recent measles outbreak linked to California’s Disneyland, in which 147 people from seven states contracted the virus, prompted Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society to sponsor a two-part lecture series, “Understanding the Vaccine Debates.”
Childhood vaccinations are one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, according… more »
ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society will host bestselling author and award-winning journalist Seth Mnookin, who will discuss vaccinations and the media’s role in creating public health scares, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Speakers Auditorium in the Student Center.
Healthcare-related fraud and abuse laws can appear to be a minefield that physicians and other health care providers must carefully navigate or face serious consequences. To introduce students to this important area of health care law, the Student Health Law Association hosted the event, “Practicing Law in the ‘Stark’ Era” on November 5, featuring speaker… more »
Pharmaceuticals, particularly from hospitals, pharmacies and other health care facilities, may contaminate water supplies causing serious consequences to human and animal health. However, regulation of disposal of pharmaceutical waste has been limited. In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new regulations to address these concerns, but public comments over lack of notification and tracking… more »
Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Parham v. J.R. that parents ultimately have the right to make decisions for their children in areas concerning health, education and family life. The case involved institutionalized children in Georgia. On September 30, the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State… more »
On Thursday September 11, 2014, about 100 Atlanta-area health lawyers and students gathered at Georgia State University to network, enjoy refreshments, and hear from a distinguished panel of local health law leaders. The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) partnered with the Student Health Law Association at the GSU College of Law to host the event.
It was standing room only at the Georgia State University Colleges of Law’s Centers for Law, Health & Society’s Sept. 11 panel on the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In its June 2014 opinion, the Supreme Court recognized the right of for-profit, closely held corporations to claim a religious exemption… more »
Center for Law, Health & Society’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
The Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State Law has been growing and flourishing since its creation in April 2004. Our premier health law program is consistently ranked among our nation’s top 10. Our faculty and academic professionals have strengthened the center’s intellectual… more »
Recent evidence indicates that nearly 50 percent of all new HIV infections in the United States occur in the South. Women and African-American men have been disproportionately affected. The increased impact of HIV/AIDS in southern communities was highlighted during the American Bar Association’s AIDS Coordinating Committee, biannual HIV/AIDS Law & Practice Conference, entitled “Navigating a… more »
The Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) offered an all-day conference entitled “Advanced Health Care Law” this fall. The Center for Law, Health & Society sponsored one third-year health law student to attend the conference. Kyle Gregory (JD/MSHA ’14), co-president of the Student Health… more »