Tag Archives: health legislation

03.09.18

Death from a Toothache: The Story of Deamonte Driver and Where we Stand Today in Ensuring Access to Dental Health Care for Children in the District

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Oral health is an important part of overall health.  Unfortunately, many people forget this important aspect of wellbeing.  For children with special health care needs, dental hygiene is often low on the list of priorities for their parents and or caregivers.  In February 2007, twelve year old Deamonte Driver died of a toothache in Maryland. […]

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02.15.18

The Truth Behind Home Health Aide Certification Requirements

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    Home health aides (HHAs) play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of the elderly, ill, and disabled.  This role varies from changing bandages and distributing medications, to grocery shopping and helping to pay bills.  Unlike other health care workers who are located in a health care facility, HHAs enter patient […]

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09.24.16

India’s Surrogacy Debate

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India has emerged as the world’s “surrogacy hub”. Infertile couples and, increasingly, gay couples and single women from different countries are paying Indian women to carry their embryos through to birth. While the surrogacy industry in India is extremely lucrative (worth more than $2.3 billion per year), the government has failed to regulate the practice since it became […]

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09.24.16

India's Surrogacy Debate

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India has emerged as the world’s “surrogacy hub”. Infertile couples and, increasingly, gay couples and single women from different countries are paying Indian women to carry their embryos through to birth. While the surrogacy industry in India is extremely lucrative (worth more than $2.3 billion per year), the government has failed to regulate the practice since it became […]

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11.05.15

Physician-assisted Dying: Do we need to broaden the conversation?

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A fundamental purpose of the law is to provide individuals with the tools and means to achieve the highest possible standard of life and to empower those least able to enforce their rights. Individuals make numerous permanent and life-changing decisions everyday without interference and indeed, many of us gauge our notion of freedom on our […]

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07.31.15

New amfAR Report Highlights Priority Actions to Help States Achieve National HIV/AIDS Strategy Goals

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Report urges stronger, more consistent state leadership to help end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Major achievements have been made in the domestic HIV/AIDS response as a result of increased realignment and coordination of efforts at the federal level. However, that level of consistent coordination and alignment has yet to take place in […]

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09.04.14

Ebola: The Global Health Tragedy of Our Times and How Law is Essential in Preventing Public Health Catastrophes

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By Ana Ayala and Tanya Baytor Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency and mobilizing international assistance to stop further spread of the virus, we continue to see the number of cases and deaths rise, particularly in the countries with the lowest resources, namely […]

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09.18.13

TPP Agreement Negotiations and Tobacco

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This post was written by Uma Jatkar, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to uj11@georgetown.edu. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is the latest multilateral free trade agreement that seeks to reduce barriers to trade […]

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09.04.13

Who Owns Human Genes?

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Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University recently published an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). An extract of the piece is below as is a link to the complete article. Any questions or comments can be directed to gostin@law.georgetown.edu. EXTRACT Angelina […]

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08.27.13

My Summer with the O'Neill Institute

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This post was written by Marguerite de Causans (Paris Bar School), summer research assistant at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to mdecausans@gmail.com. To sum-up my summer internship experience at the O’Neill Institute in just a few paragraphs is anything but an […]

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