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Posts Under "Bioscience"

Reading Hobby Lobby narrowly

By Leslie Francis reprinted from HealthLawProf Blog   I write this post with more than a little trepidation; I’m as unhappy as anyone about what the Court made of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week.  Nonetheless, given the current state of play, I’ve tried to see ... Read this post »

PCAST, Big Data, and Privacy

By Leslie Francis reprinted from HealthLawProf Blog The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has issued a report intended to be a technological complement to the recent White House report on big data. This PCAST report, however, is far more ... Read this post »

tenBroek Symposium and Supported Decisionmaking

by Leslie Francis, reprinted from HealthLawProf Blog Every year, the National Federation of the Blind sponsors a symposium on the legal rights of people with disabilities.  Named in honor of Jacobus tenBroek, the symposium brings together legal scholars, disability rights lawyers, lawyers from many federal ... Read this post »

The Delay of ICD-10

by Leslie Francis, reprinted from HealthLawProf Blog As part of the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014,” Congress provided that DHHS may not set ICD-10 as the code standard before October 15, 2015.  October 15, 2014 had been the day set by DHHS for ICD-10 implementation.  For health care systems ... Read this post »

Life’s Final Lessons

Cullen Archer, Class of 2015 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, is a Fellow with the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.
By Cullen Archer One fateful day in December, I received a call from my mother. “Hi, Cullen, how are you?” she asked. “I’m good – studying as usual,” I replied.  “Dad’s in the hospital,” her voice cracked.  “What?” I whispered, to which she replied, “He’s paralyzed.”  My heart sank. ... Read this post »

Conard presents at meeting of Idaho Bar Health Law Section

On April 3, 2014, Jane Reister Conard, a mentor attorney associated with the Center for Law and the Biosciences, will present the program at the bi-monthly meeting of the Idaho Bar Health Law Section at the Idaho Bar headquarters in Boise.  The topic will be "After the Affordable Care Act: Conflict ... Read this post »

Sperm Switching and Wrongful Conception

By Professor Leslie Francis Information has recently come to light through genetic testing about a case of apparent sperm switching at a laboratory in Utah.  The laboratory, now defunct, was a joint operation of Reproductive Medical Technologies, Inc. (RMTI) and the University of Utah.  At least one case has been ... Read this post »
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