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New IRS Rules for Tax-Exempt Hospitals Inadequate, Fuse Brown Says

ATLANTA – Recently issued new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules for tax-exempt, typically nonprofit, hospitals designed to help protect patients from health care financial burdens are inadequate and need further legal reform, Georgia State University College of Law Assistant Professor Erin C. Fuse Brown says.

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Patricia Zettler Enhances Health Law with Regulatory Science Background

Associate professor of law Patricia J. Zettler brings her expertise in the regulation of medicine, biotechnology and biomedical research to the College of Law.

Lytton Applies Interdisciplinary Expertise to Teaching

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton has a longstanding interest in the public policy implications… more »

Professors Speak at Experiential Learning Conference

Professors Courtney Anderson, Jessica Gabel Cino, and Leslie Wolf, with the Center for Law, Health & Society, along with professor Nicole Iannarone, presented “Experiential Learning Across the Curriculum: Options for Every Class,” at the Institute for Law Teaching & Learning summer conference at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington.

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Collaborations in Regulatory Science

The Center for Law, Health and Society at Georgia State University welcomes two new faculty members with expertise in regulatory science: Timothy D. Lytton and Patricia J. Zettler.

The Food and Drug Administration defines regulatory science as “the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of… more »

New SHLA Officers Named

The Student Health Law Association (SHLA) is a student-run organization for law students interested in health-related legal disciplines. The following students were elected as SHLA officers for 2015-2016:

3L President: Choyce Middleton

2L President: Sakinah Jones

Vice President of Competitions: Greg Tanner

Vice President of Mentorship: Jessica Hobbs

Outreach Chairs: Shaun Moore and Kirstin Rodriguez

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Students Receive Scholarships to Compliance Certification

Each year, Seton Hall Law School Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy awards two promising health law students scholarships to attend its U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program. For 2015, Georgia State Law students Sheila Salvant-Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16) and Ryan Kerr (J.D./M.S.H.A ’15) were selected based on their resumes, personal statements and faculty recommendations… more »

Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay

On June 25, in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in federal exchanges in a 6-3 decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts. This is a huge win for the government and for the millions of people who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on… more »

Health Law Student Presented with Sparks Award

The Sparks Award is one of the greatest honors at Georgia State University. Named for George M. Sparks who served as university president from 1928 to 1957, these annual awards recognize faculty, staff and students who display characteristics that Sparks was known for: good humor and perseverance. Georgia State health law student Carson Lamb (J.D.… more »

Health Law Students Honored

Several health law students were acknowledged for their achievements at the 2015 College of Law Honors Day. The Health Law Award went to Ryan Kerr (J.D./MHSA ’15) and Barbara Rogers (M.B.A./M.H.A. ‘XX, J.D. ’15). This award, which includes a monetary gift sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia’s Health Law Section, recognizes outstanding student achievement… 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 »