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The Mysterious Survival Of The Policy Against Informed Consent Liability For Hospitals, Robert Gatter Jan 2006

The Mysterious Survival Of The Policy Against Informed Consent Liability For Hospitals, Robert Gatter

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The role of hospitals in managing the informed consent process for hospital-based treatments has expanded substantially over the last several decades. Most recently, many hospitals have installed multi-media platforms designed to provide a patient with basic information about a recommended procedure, including its associated risks, and to record the patient’s consent to or rejection of the procedure. Yet, despite the substantial control that hospitals exercise over the informed consent process, state courts routinely dismiss informed consent claims brought against hospitals, holding that only physicians have the training and expertise to satisfy informed consent obligations and therefore that only physicians ...


A Right To No Meaningful Review Under The Due Process Clause: The Aftermath Of Judicial Deference To The Federal Administrative Agencies, Ruqaiijah A. Yearby Jan 2006

A Right To No Meaningful Review Under The Due Process Clause: The Aftermath Of Judicial Deference To The Federal Administrative Agencies, Ruqaiijah A. Yearby

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No one ever looks forward to entering a nursing home because it means leaving the things most dear to them: family, home, and independence. Nevertheless, without the current nursing home system, many elderly and disabled persons, who require comprehensive treatment, would not have access to necessary care. In 2000, nursing homes provided care to 1.6 million elderly and disabled persons, and *724 by 2050, nursing homes are projected to provide care to 6.6 million elderly and disabled persons. Thus, we can ill afford to cripple the nursing home industry. But, this is exactly what has occurred. The Constitution ...


Antitrust & Hospital Mergers: Does The Nonprofit Form Affect Competitive Substance?, Thomas L. Greaney Jan 2006

Antitrust & Hospital Mergers: Does The Nonprofit Form Affect Competitive Substance?, Thomas L. Greaney

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Following a string of government losses in cases challenging hospital mergers in federal court, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice issued their report on competition in health care seeking to set the record straight on a number of issues that underlie the judiciary's resolution of these cases. One such issue is the import of nonprofit status for applying antitrust law. This essay describes antitrust's role in addressing the consolidation in the hospital sector and the subtle influence that the social function of the nonprofit hospital has had in merger litigation. Noting that the political and ...


Conflicts Of Interest In International Human Drug Research And The Insufficiency Of International Protections, Robert Gatter Jan 2006

Conflicts Of Interest In International Human Drug Research And The Insufficiency Of International Protections, Robert Gatter

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The problem of financial conflicts of interest in human subjects research is international in scope as drug manufacturers conduct trials in countries outside of the U.S., Japan, and the European Union, thereby side-stepping domestic regulation of conflicts of interest. Because such out-sourcing of human drug trials results in exporting risks associated with financial conflicts of interest, this essay examines the primary international sources for regulating those conflicts. These sources include the World Health Organization’s Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice for Trials on Pharmaceutical Products, the Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice adopted by the International Conference on Harmonisation of ...