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Health Care Law, Policy, and Regulation

The Juris Master (JM) program is a master's degree that helps professionals gain the legal knowledge and skills to navigate complex regulatory environments, make informed decisions, assess risk, and jumpstart their careers.

The Health Care Law, Policy, and Regulation concentration offers legal grounding in contracts and laws related to health research, policy, and regulation.

Develop Your Skills

Students in Emory Law's Health Care Law, Policy, and Regulation concentration might study these kinds of issues:

  • Administrative agency law and actions
  • Alternative & Complementary Medicine
  • Anti-Kickback Statute & Stark Law
  • Confidentiality
  • Disability & Race Discrimination
  • End of life decision-making
  • False Claims Act
  • Federal Medical Privacy Standards
  • Financial regulation of health care providers
  • Fraud & Abuse
  • Hatch-Waxman Act ANDA litigation
  • Health care antitrust
  • Health care marketplaces
  • Health Care Reform Policy
  • Health impacts of environmental toxins
  • Indian Health Service, community health centers, payers of last resort
  • Informed Consent
  • Licensing Providers; Unlicensed Providers
  • MACRA and advanced payment models
  • Medical Controversies (such as government powers in public health emergencies, genetic discrimination and eugenics, assisted suicide, and human and nonhuman animal experimentation for medical purposes)
  • Medical malpractice
  • Opioid litigation
  • Other Federal Laws Regulating Insurance: HIPAA, MHPAEA, Antidiscrimination Law
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Physicians' Duty to Provide Care; Hospitals' Duty to Provide Care
  • Politics and health care finance
  • Public health and the law
  • Public Programs (Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP)
  • Regulation of Institutions & Private Accreditation
  • Taxation of health care entities
  • The pharmaceutical industry, including patenting pharmaceutical products
  • Tort Liability of Managed Care
  • Vaccines – development and distribution