A federal statute that allows healthcare coverage on an immediate and contiuning basis for employees who change employers.
Refers to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (also known as the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986). A federal statute that allow a person to continue their health insurance coverage past the date upon which they have been terminated from employment.
In health care, a system that collects all medical fees for a pool of people and pays their doctors from a single government source. The pool of people may be relatively small (e.g., only persons over 65 years of age), or universal (every person in a given jurisdiction).
health law: an overview
Broadly defined, health law includes the law of public health, health care generally, and medical care specifically. Preserving public health is a primary duty of the state. Health regulations and laws are therefore almost all administered at the state level. Many states delegate authority to subordinate govermental agencies such as boards of health. These boards are created by legislative acts.
menu of sources
U.S. Constitution and Federal Statutes
- U.S. Code:
- CRS Annotated Constitution
- U.S. Supreme Court:
- U.S.Circuit Courts of Appeals: Health Law Cases
State Judicial Decisions
- N.Y. Court of Appeals:
- Appellate Decisions from Other States
Key Internet Sources
- Federal Agencies:
- Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- National Health Information Center
- World Health Organization
- Health Care Law (Nolo)
- American Medical Forensic Specialists
- Health law index from
Useful Offnet (or Subscription - $) Sources
- Good Starting Point in Print: Furrow, Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz' Hornbook on Health Law, West Group (2000)
- LII Downloads