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Georgia Health Care Law Information

Introduction

Health Care Law encompasses statutes, rules and regulations that govern the provision of health and medical services in Georgia.

Health Care Law also involves laws that protect health care consumers in relationship to care providers and insurance companies.


Recent Georgia Supreme Court Decisions:

  • GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH et al. v. GEORGIA SOCIETY OF AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS (Ga. 2012) More Information & Full Text
  • STOLTE et al. v. FAGAN et al. (Ga. 2012) More Information & Full Text
  • MCG HEALTH, INC. v. OWNERS INSURANCE COMPANY (Ga. 2011) More Information & Full Text
  • Gliemmo et al. v. Cousineau et al. (Ga. 2010) (tort reform statute limiting liability of ER physicians to ''gross negligence'' is not unconstitutional) More Information & Full Text
  • Atlanta Oculoplastic Surgery, P.C., d/b/a Oculus v. Nestlehutt et al. (Ga. 2010) (Caps on non-economic compensatory damages enacted as tort reform unconstitutional violation of right to trial by jury) More Information & Full Text
  • Baker v. Wellstar Health Systems, d/b/a Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Et Al. (Ga. 2010) (defendant health care provider may obtain protective order for ex parte interviews with malpractice plaintiff) More Information & Full Text


Top Rated Health Care Law Resources:

Individuals may represent themselves in legal matters. Self-help should be considered when possible adverse consequences are relatively modest.

#1 What's Next For Physician-Owned Hospitals?: By Neil W. Hoffman, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#2 Off-Label Coverage and Misbranding: How Research Data Can be Involved in Both: By Attorney Neil Hoffman of Kilpatrick Stockton. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#3 Health Care and Social Law: From HG.org (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#4 AIDS and HIV Law: cases, codes, regulations, and web links and resources (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#5 Medicaid Law: From Cornell Legal Information Institute (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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ADR Options for Health Care Law:

  • Mediation: Mediation is a recommended approach to resolving legal disputes before resorting to adversarial litigation. Mediation FAQ
  • Arbitration: Arbitration is generally less expensive and time consuming than traditional litigation. Georgia law authorizes arbitration of a wide range of disputes. Arbitration FAQ
  • Hybrid Mediation-Arbitration: Hybrid mediation-arbitration provides parties an opportunity to reach a voluntary settlement of some or all issues in dispute followed by arbitration of issues that the parties are unable to settle voluntarily.
  • Case Evaluation: Case evaluation is an alternative dispute resolution method that is useful in the early stages of litigation.
  • Discovery Audits or Masters: Discovery auditing service is available for litigated cases to help resolve complex discovery issues effectively.

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Use the Center for Legal Solutions Georgia Attorney Directory to locate attorneys with experience in this subject area. See Attorneys listed on the right side of this page.


Additional Resources:

Our legal community-driven guide highlights the most relevant, timely, and useful links available.

#6 Bazelon Center: The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#7 Forensic Psychology Associates: Clinical psychologists specializing in evaluations of criminal and civil issues. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#8 Center for Health Law Studies: From Saint Louis University School of Law (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#9 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law Blog: By Attorney Michael Cohen (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#10 Indian Health Service: Federal health program for American Indians and Alaskan Natives (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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