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Health Law: Federal Resources

This is for Health Law Master's students, JD students in Health Law seminar classes, and anyone else interested in Health Law.

Federal Agencies and Subagencies

Federal agencies have quasijudicial and quasilegislative powers.  You can look on these websites for agency decisions, guidance for hospitals, doctors, and employers, agency regulations, and policy information helpful for research.  The University of Georgia Law Library has created a helpful guide to researching health law regulations which might be helpful if you get stuck or need help getting started. 

Legislative Resources

You can find resources related to Health Law in several sections of the United States Code.  In particular, Titles 42 and 29.  Title 42 is The Public Health and Welfare and Title 29 is Labor.  For example, see Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 301), Medicare (42 U.S.C. § 1395), Medicaid (42 U.S.C. § 1396), Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 U.S.C. §651), and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (29 U.S.C. § 2601).

Access to locate federal legislative documents: bill text, committee reports, public laws, and the Congressional Record.

We also recommend checking out the following statutes:

There are several places online to look for federal law.  In particular, we encourage you to check out: 

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