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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2009 Oct 2009

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2009

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2009 Apr 2009

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2009

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Physicians Who Break The Law, Diane E. Hoffmann Jan 2009

Physicians Who Break The Law, Diane E. Hoffmann

Faculty Scholarship

This paper takes as its starting point a recent article by Prof. Sandra Johnson, Regulating Physician Behavior: Taking Doctors “Bad Law” Claims Seriously. In the article, Johnson focuses on doctors who comply with the law despite their belief that the law is “bad”, i.e., causes them to behave in ways that are harmful to their patients. In Physicians Who Break the Law, I explore cases where physicians break the law claiming that it is “bad”. In this exploration, I focus on two areas of physicians’ lawbreaking: (1) violations of business-related laws, in particular, insurance fraud; and (2) violations of ...


Prosecuting Doctors For Trusting Patients, Deborah Hellman Jan 2009

Prosecuting Doctors For Trusting Patients, Deborah Hellman

Faculty Scholarship

In an escalating phase of our country’s war on drugs, doctors treating patients in pain are being prosecuted for drug trafficking under the Controlled Substances Act. While doctors surely can be guilty of drug trafficking when they sell drugs for money, lately some doctors have been prosecuted for violations of a statute that requires knowingly distributing or dispensing controlled substances in an unauthorized manner for simply being willfully blind to the fact that their patients were reselling the drugs. While willful blindness may be an apt substitute for knowledge in the traditional drug courier scenario, doctors in these cases ...


Childhood Obesity: The Law's Response To The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent And Decrease Overweight And Obesity, Leah Loeb Jan 2009

Childhood Obesity: The Law's Response To The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent And Decrease Overweight And Obesity, Leah Loeb

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

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The Ethical Foundations Of Consumer-Driven Health Care, Marshall B. Kapp Jan 2009

The Ethical Foundations Of Consumer-Driven Health Care, Marshall B. Kapp

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy

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