Health Law Section
The resources presented here are meant to encourage learning and awareness of the many tools available to remain current and up-to-date on Health Law topics and issues.
Education and Advocacy:
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law:
Mental health advocacy, including alerts, news releases, and related resources and links.
Treatment Advocacy Center: Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness
Law articles, analysis, statutes, and cases on mental illness.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network:
Advocacy organization that educates and promotes policy and legal responses to HIV and AIDS that respect human rights.
Health Administration Responsibility Project (HARP):
Resource for patients, doctors, and attorneys seeking to establish the liability of HMOs, Managed Health Care Organizations, and Nursing Facilities for the consequences of their decisions.
National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy:
Independent organization promoting policies and pursuing strategies that result in individuals with psychiatric diagnoses making their own choices regarding treatment.
National Health Law Program:
Public interest law firm working to advance access to quality healthcare and protect the legal rights of low-income and underserved people.
Provides information including sexual health, legislative action, research and information, and tips for contacting members of Congress.
The Protection of Conscience Project:
Provides support and information for the exercise of legitimate freedom of conscience by individuals who oppose health care and medical related policies or procedures.
Trainings, Lectures and Symposia
IUPUI Medical Humanities and Health Studies
Lectures and Seminars in Medical Humanities-Health Studies:
Indiana Public Health Training Center:
Indiana State Bar Association Indiana Health Law Symposium (April 19, 2012)
2011 Indiana Health Law Symposium (Indiana State Bar Association)
Robert H. McKinney School of Law, McDonald Merrill Ketcham Annual Lecture and Indiana Health Law Review Symposium: http://indylaw.indiana.edu/ihlr/symposium_2011.htm
Professional Organization Membership for Paralegals
In addition to membership in the Indiana Paralegal Association, you also might want to consider membership in these organizations as well:
Indiana State Bar Association, Paralegal Membership Application:
Health Law Sections of Local, State, and National Organizations:
• American Public Health Association, Health Law Special Primary Interest Group: http://www.apha.org/membergroups/primary/aphaspigwebsites/healthlaw/
• American Bar Association, Health Law Section:
Organizations Related to Health Care and Social Law
Health Related Agencies, Associations, and Institutions
Public Health Law Contacts Directories/CDC:
Publications Related to Health Care and Social Law
• Health Affairs
Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 under the aegis of Project HOPE, a nonprofit international health education organization. Health Affairs explores health policy issues of current concern in both domestic and international spheres.
• International Journal for Quality in Health Care
About the Journal The International Journal for Quality in Health Care makes activities and research related to quality and safety in health care available to a worldwide readership. The Journal publishes papers in all disciplines related to the quality and safety of health care, including health services research, health care evaluation, technology assessment, health economics, utilization review, cost containment, and nursing care research, as well as clinical research related to quality of care.
• Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare and Ethics
This is a peer reviewed journal. Every published article has been reviewed by members of the editorial board and the editor-in-chief. All articles are archived by Internet Scientific Publications LLC and recognized by The Library of Congress Catalog of Publications.
• The Milbank Quarterly
Published for more than eighty years, The Milbank Quarterly features peer-reviewed original research, policy review, and analysis, as well as commentary from academics, clinicians, and policymakers. According to the Institute for Scientific Information, the Quarterly has either led or been in the top three for "impact factor" (based on citations of published articles) of forty journals in Health Policy & Services and of fifty-seven journals in Health Care Sciences & Services since 2003. Articles published in the Quarterly also have the longest citation half-life of journals in Health Policy & Services.
Electronic publishing service providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries to increase global understanding of health.
Centre for Law and Genetics:
Provides access to articles, abstracts, conferences, websites, legal cases, and statutes on legal, ethical, and social issues relating to developments in genetic technology.
U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee:
The U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee led to the United States government’s development of improved research guidelines for human subjects.
The Institute of Human Values in Health Care:
Conducts interdisciplinary research and publishes analytic studies that relate human values to the development of health policy, legislation, and systems of delivery of patient care and that advance knowledge and understanding of ethical conduct of research.
Circumcision: Legal Issues:
Legal material relevant to the performance of male circumcision.
Health Privacy Project/Center for Democracy & Technology
General information, legislation, federal and state laws on health privacy
Medical Records Privacy/Privacy Rights Clearinghouse:
Non-profit consumer organization providing consumer information and consumer advocacy about personal privacy topics, including medical records.
Medical Record Privacy/EPIC
Public interest research center focusing public attention on civil liberties issues and protection of privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
Medicare Rights/Medicare Rights Center:
National non-profit organization working to assure access to affordable healthcare for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling, advocacy, education programs, and policy initiatives.
Organ Donation/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Information, materials and resources, legislation, and grants on organ donation.
EMTLA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act)/American College of Emergency Physicians:
A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, this national consumer and community engagement initiative works to improve care at the end of life.
Nurse Paralegals and Nurse Attorneys in Health Law
American Society of Legal Nurse Consultants
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
Legal Nurse Aid
Juris Educational Resource Knowledge for Legal Nurse Consulting
International and American Association of the Legal Nurse Industry
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
Source: The links for this section were drawn from the following source:
100 Quality Resources for Nursing and Medical Law, accessed 1/14/13 from: http://onlinefnp.com/nursing-law/
State and National Organizations Advocating for Children and Families
Children with Special Needs:
ASK (About Special Kids): http://www.aboutspecialkids.org/
Disability Legal Services of Indiana: http://www.disabilitylegalservicesindiana.org/
Family Voices Indiana: http://www.fvindiana.org/
InSource (Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs:
The ARC Indiana (for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities): http://www.arcind.org/
Indiana Association for Infant and Toddler Mental Health:
Child Advocacy and Education
Children’s Coalition of Indiana: http://www.childrenscoalitionin.org/
Safe Kids Indiana: http://www.preventinjury.org/ISKCoalition.asp
Voices for Indiana’s Children: http://www.mccoyouth.org/Advocacy/voices-for-indianas-children.html
Kids’ Voice of Indiana/Derelle Watson-Duvall Children’s Law Center of Indiana:
Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral:
American Academy of Pediatrics Indiana Chapter:
Increasing Public Access to Legal Services
Indiana Health Advocacy Coalition: http://www.medical-legalpartnership.org/mlp-network/regional-collaborations/indiana-health-advocacy-coalition
Wishard’s Medical-Legal Partnership: http://www.wishard.edu/our-services/medical-legal-partnership
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic: http://www.nclegalclinic.org/
Indiana Legal Services – Indiana Justice Center: http://www.indianajustice.org/Home/PublicWeb
The Legal Aid Centre of El Doret: http://lacekenya.com/home.php
National Organizations Advocating for Children’s Health and Safety:
National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI):
SAFE KIDS Worldwide: http://www.safekids.org/worldwide/