Health law
Health law is the federal, state, and local law, rules, regulations and other jurisprudence among providers, payers and vendors to the health care industry and its patients; and (2) delivery of health...
Doctors In UK Call For World Medical Association Boycott Of Israel On ‘Medical Torture’ Accusations
Seventy-one doctors in the United Kingdom have joined 343 academics calling for a ban on doctors from Israel and joint projects with Israeli universities, according to the Jerusalem Post.
‘Sociopath’ Neurosurgeon Accused Of Intentionally Botching Operations
"I am ready to leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience that I mix with everything else that I am and become a cold blooded killer.” It was this e-mail, sent on Dec. 11, 2011, that marked...
How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?: Scientific American
An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year, more than twice the number in a frequently quoted Institute of Medicine report
Medical law
Medical law is the branch of law which concerns the prerogatives and responsibilities of medical professionals and the rights of the patient. It should not be confused with medical jurisprudence, whic...
Medical malpractice
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and c...
Sports law
Sports law is the body of legal issues at work in the world of both amateur and professional sports. Sports law overlaps substantially with labor law, contract law, competition or antitrust law, and t...
Family Health Care Decisions Act
The Family Health Care Decisions Act is a statute adopted in New York state in 2010 that had been pending before the legislature since 1994. The statute was approved by the New York State Senate in J...
Advance health care directive
An advance health care directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken fo...
Doctors In UK Call For World Medical Association Boycott Of Israel On ‘Medical Torture’ Accusations
Seventy-one doctors in the United Kingdom have joined 343 academics calling for a ban on doctors from Israel and joint projects with Israeli universities, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Legality of euthanasia
Efforts to change government policies on euthanasia in the 20th century have met limited success in Western countries. Euthanasia policies have also been developed by a variety of NGOs, most notabl...
ISO/TC 215
The ISO/TC 215 is the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) on health informatics. TC 215 works on the standardization of Health Information and Communication...
Canada Health Act
The Canada Health Act (CHA) a piece of Canadian federal legislation, adopted in 1984, which specifies the conditions and criteria with which the provincial and territorial health insurance programs mu...
Conselho Federal de Medicina
The Conselho Federal de Medicina (CFM, Portuguese for Federal Council of Medicine) is the Brazilian public agency, an autarchy of the Ministry of Work and Employment, officially in charge of professio...
Nutritional Health Alliance
The Nutritional Health Alliance is an industry lobby group which lobbies United States law makers to pass industry friendly health legislation.The Nutritional Health Alliance was formed in 1992 by the...
Public health law
Law is an important public health tool that plays a critical role in reducing illness and premature death. Public health law examines the authority of the government at various jurisdictional levels t...
United States v. International Boxing Club of New York
United States v. International Boxing Club of New York (348 U.S. 236, 1955), often referred to as International Boxing Club or just International Boxing, was an antitrust decision of the U.S. Supreme ...
Arseculeratne v. Priyani Soysa
Arseculeratne v. Priyani Soysa is a landmark and controversial case of alleged medical malpractice in Sri Lanka. Apart from being the first such case in recent times, it is also unique because the pri...
Death with Dignity National Center
Death with Dignity National Center (DDNC) is a 501(c)3, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon that has led the legal defense of and education about Death with Dignity l...
World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is a treaty adopted by the 56th World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003. It became the first World Health Organization tre...
Safety Provisions (Building) Convention, 1937
Safety Provisions (Building) Convention, 1937 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1937:
System of concepts to support continuity of care
ContSys ( CEN standard EN13940) defines a system of concepts to support continuity of care. Continuity of care is an organisational principle that represents an important aspect of quality and safety...
Euthanasia in Canada
Legislation on euthanasia in Canada distinguishes between passive euthanasia (withholding or withdrawing of life-preserving procedures including water and food) and active euthanasia (intentionally ki...