Health Law Journal

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    The Health Law Journal features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of health law on various topics including the Family Health Care Decisions Act, HIPAA, nursing homes, managed care, mental health, medical ethics, and long-term care. Also included are regular features on recent cases, legislation and publications, as well as updates on Section activities. Edited by Robert N. Swidler, Esq., the Health Law Journal is published by the Health Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

    The Journal is published as a benefit for members of the Health Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission.
    © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 1530-3926 (print) ISSN 1933-8406 (online)

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    Fall 2015

    A Message from the Section Chair
    Kenneth R. Larywon

    Regular Features
    In the New York State Courts
    In the New York State Legislature
    In the New York State Agencies
    New York State Fraud, Abuse and Compliance Developments
    In the Journals
    For Your Information

    Special Edition: Legal Issues in Biotechnology
    Sander Rabin, M.D., J.D., Special Edition Editor

    Introduction to the Special Edition: Legal Issues in Biotechnology
    Sander Rabin, M.D., J.D.

    An Introduction to Ethics in the Age of Genomics and Bionics
    Ruth Scheuer, R.N., DrPH, J.D.

    Regulating Science: Genomic Editing, the Embryo, and the Lives of Our Children
    Janet Cohn, J.D.; Yu-fen Chou, Ph.D.; Richard Dees, Ph.D.; and Matthew Kohn, Ph.D.

    Navigating the Control of the Body in the Age of Biotechnology
    Randall Hirsch, M.D., J.D.

    Genomics and the Law:
    An Overview of Privacy, Data Sharing, Ethical Issues and a Shifting FDA Paradigm

    Samuel J. Servello, J.D., LL.M.

    Biobanks: Goals, Challenges, Ethics and the Law
    Karen L. Illuzzi Gallinari

    At the Biotechnological Frontier: Law, Human Enhancement, and Transhumanism
    Sander Rabin, M.D., J.D.

    Feature Article
    Shrouded in Controversy: Evolution of the Right of Sepulcher and a Medical Examiner’s Obligations Under the Right of Sepulcher and the Public Health Law

    Karen M. Richards and Brian M. Jacobson

    Section Matters

    Newsflash: What’s Happening in the Section