All the latest developments in health care law
In a decision handed down on May 24, the United States Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the authority to regulate not-for-profit organizations providing substantial economic benefits to their for-profit members.
Legal liability facing hospitals as a result of “Year 2000 problems”
Just as other industries around the world hurriedly work to locate and correct potential date errors in their computer systems and embedded chips before the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2000, hospitals are gearing up to face the problems posed by the year 2000.
Recent council activities
The Health Care Section Council has met on a regular basis during 1998-99. At its meetings the council has had the opportunity to hear from a number of outstanding speakers and has devoted considerable time to the review of an array of legislative proposals introduced in the Illinois General Assembly.
Researching health law issues
Context and facts are always important in legal practice, but never so significant as in an interdisciplinary area of law.
Suicide and contributory negligence
In the United States, the suicide rate actually exceeds the murder rate and, increasingly, the families of suicide victims are suing medical providers.