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The Technologies Of Race: Big Data, Privacy And The New Racial Bioethics, Christian Sundquist Jan 2018

The Technologies Of Race: Big Data, Privacy And The New Racial Bioethics, Christian Sundquist

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Advancements in genetic technology have resurrected long discarded conceptualizations of “race” as a biological reality. The rise of modern biological race thinking – as evidenced in health disparity research, personal genomics, DNA criminal forensics, and bio-databanking - not only is scientifically unsound but portends the future normalization of racial inequality. This Article articulates a constitutional theory of shared humanity, rooted in the substantive due process doctrine and Ninth Amendment, to counter the socio-legal acceptance of modern genetic racial differentiation. It argues that state actions that rely on biological racial distinctions undermine the essential personhood of individuals subjected to such taxonomies, …


Bundling Justice: Medicaid's Support For Housing, Mary Crossley Jan 2018

Bundling Justice: Medicaid's Support For Housing, Mary Crossley

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Achieving safe and stable housing presents a profound and ongoing challenge for many people living in poverty. The challenges include housing that is substandard or unaffordable and continuing risks of eviction. For a growing number, these challenges prove too much, and they become homeless. In addition, housing-related challenges that are part of daily life for many poor people can influence their physical and mental health. Increased attention to the health impacts of inadequate, insecure, and unaffordable housing has prompted some – including public health experts, physicians, and sociologists studying housing – to urge that housing issues, and homelessness in particular, …


Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Community Health Needs And Addressing Disparities, Mary Crossley Jan 2012

Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Community Health Needs And Addressing Disparities, Mary Crossley

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a number of new requirements on hospitals seeking to maintain their tax-exempt status under federal law. One requirement is that hospitals must conduct a “community health needs assessment” (CHNA) at least every three years and then develop and implement a strategy to address the needs identified in the assessment. This essay explores the potential this provision may offer for identifying, understanding, and reducing health care disparities. By calling on hospitals to focus less on individuals and more on communities, the CHNA requirement may offer a valuable addition to the toolkit for combating disparities. Thinking …


Candor After Kadlec: Why, Despite The Fifth Circuit's Decision, Hospitals Should Anticipate An Expanded Obligation To Disclose Risky Physician Behavior, Sallie Thieme Sanford Sanfords@Uw.Edu Jan 2009

Candor After Kadlec: Why, Despite The Fifth Circuit's Decision, Hospitals Should Anticipate An Expanded Obligation To Disclose Risky Physician Behavior, Sallie Thieme Sanford Sanfords@Uw.Edu

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An anesthesiologist admitted to having been drug-impaired during a tubal ligation that left the patient with massive, incapacitating brain damage. In granting the anesthesiologist privileges, one of the items Kadlec Medical Center had relied upon was a short credentialing letter from Lakeview Regional Medical Center. That letter stated simply that the doctor had held anesthesia privileges there for several years; it did not disclose concerns about on-duty drug use, or that he could not exercise his privileges after having been terminated from his practice group for "put[ting] our patients at significant risk" by "report[ing] to work in an impaired physical, …


Where Is The "There" In Health Law? Can It Become A Coherent Field?, Mark A. Hall, Carl E. Schneider Jan 2004

Where Is The "There" In Health Law? Can It Become A Coherent Field?, Mark A. Hall, Carl E. Schneider

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Gerturde Stein complained of Oakland, "There is no there there." Churchill complained of his pudding that "it has no theme." And everybody complains of health law that it lacks an organizing principle. Health law scholars bemoan the "pathologies" of health law and its contradictory and competing "paradigms'. which form a "chaotic, dysfunctional patchwork." But it should not surprise us that any field which grows by accretion lacks a unifying idea or animating concern. And health law certainly grew by accretion. It began in the 1960s, when the Law-Medicine Center was established, concerned with medical proof in litigation, physicians' malpractice, and …