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...
Title IX
Title IX is a portion of the United States Education Amendments of 1972, Public Law No. 92‑318, 86 Stat. 235 (June 23, 1972), codified at 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688, co-authored and introduced by Sen...
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...
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...
Statute of limitations
Statutes of limitations are written laws passed by a legislative body in common law systems to restrict the maximum time after an event that legal proceedings may be initiated. Once the period of time...
Protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932
Protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932 is an International Labour Organization Convention.It was established in 1932:
This Convention is a partial revision of Conventio...
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...
Notifiable disease
A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. The collation of information allows the authorities to monitor the disease, and provides early war...
Human Tissue Act 2004
The Human Tissue Act 2004 (c 30) was an act of the UK parliament applying to England, Northern Ireland and Wales. It consolidated previous legislation and created the Human Tissue Authority to "regula...
Reserve clause
In North American professional sports, the reserve clause was part of a player contract that stated upon the contract's expiration, the rights to the player were to be retained by the team. This mean...