What is Health Law?

Any law that impacts health

Health law is a broad and interdisciplinary field that involves any law which affects the health of individuals and the public. The health law field includes specific laws that regulate the health industry, the public’s health, and the delivery and financing of health care services. It also includes more general laws that can impact health and health care, such as corporate and tax law, environmental law, tort law, bioethics and law, constitutional law, family law, juvenile and elder law, administrative law, intellectual property law, social welfare law and international law.

Focus areas in health law

Focus Areas
The Center for Law, Health & Society offers educational and research programs to meet contemporary challenges in rapidly changing health fields. We welcome your participation in our interdisciplinary work in health law, policy, and ethics.