Health Law Journal

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  • About this Publication

    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

    Summer/Fall 2014


    A Message from the Section Chair
    Margaret J. Davino

    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
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    Feature Articles
    The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013
    Mark Thomas

    Medical Marijuana Legislation in New York State
    Erin McGrath

    Mental Health Parity: Trends Emerging in New York
    Ashley B. Antler and Ronald G. Blum

    Postpartum Sterilization: Underserved Women Struggle with Bureaucratic Laws and Regulations
    Cassandra E. Henderson, Lillian E. Ringel, Hasan Nezan, Shadi Rezai and Stuart Sherman

    Everyone Deserves a Proper Burial: Cultural, Ethical, and Religious Issues Associated with Current Autopsy Procedures
    Matthew W. Cramer

    Mental Health Reform: Predicting Suicide, but Then What?

    Michelle Frankel

    Section Matters
    Newsflash: What’s Happening in the Section