During the past year, the Commonwealth of Virginia has experienced numerous developments in health law on all three major legal fronts-legislative, judicial, and administrative law. These developments have covered a range of health law topics, including everything from revisions to the public certificate of need process for health care facilities and the regulation of body-piercing of minors on the legislative front, to key decisions regarding the scope of the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act and the Health Care Decisions Act on the judicial front, to action on the regulatory front regarding independent external appeals ofhealth plan denials and hospice care under the Medicaid program. This article offers a summary of some of the most significant developments in health law in each of these three legal arenas during the past year.
Jonathan M. Joseph & Adam R. Easterday,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Health Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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