Bioethics and Public Health Law (4th ed.)

This is the website for the Bioethics and Public Health Law softbound volume (4th ed.)

Significant New Developments

COVID-19 and Public Health Law. Updates are now available on COVID-19 and public health law as a supplement for Health Care Law and Ethics (9th ed. 2018) and Bioethics and Public Health Law (4th ed. 2018). Access the COVID-19 and Public Health Law supplement.

End-of-Life Decisions. In 2021, New Mexico became the most recent state to legalize aid in dying with its Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act. Notably, New Mexico allows nurse practitioners or physician assistants to write the prescription for the aid-in-dying medication, and the waiting time is 48 hours instead of 15 days. In 2019, Maine and New Jersey passed their Death with Dignity Act and Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. In 2018, Hawai'i enacted its Our Care, Our Choice Act.