Events

Olmstead Goes to School: The Americans with Disabilities Act in the Special Education Setting

On Nov. 4, the Center for Law, Health & Society featured a panel discussion to describe the historical background of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the current context of the Olmstead v. L.C. and E.W. decision, and the application of Olmstead in special education.

“Exploring these issues is critical both as we educate future… more »

Medical Marijuana in Georgia: Haleigh’s Hope Act

On Oct. 22, the Center for Law, Health & Society held a panel discussion on the potential medical benefits of cannabis oil, the legislative process, and the continued legal challenges for Georgians seeking cannabis oil for their serious medical conditions.

This April, House Bill 1 was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, legalizing a… more »

Two Perspectives on King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell has been characterized as drawing “6 million sighs of relief.” In a decision by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies to people purchasing health insurance operated by the federal government. On Sept. 10, the Georgia State Law’s Center for… more »

Understanding the Vaccine Debates

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 »

2015 Bioethics at the Movies

This spring, the 9th Annual Bioethics at the Movies series was co-sponsored by the Student Health Law Association and the Center for Law, Health & Society. One of the most popular events, the series is open to all students at the College of Law as well as members of the health law community. The series… more »

Mnookin To Discuss Vaccinations on March 25

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.

Following… more »

Practicing Law in the Stark Era

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 »

Managing Pharmaceutical Waste

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 »